January 23 2019

Between Tradition and Experiment: Contemporary Norwegian Children's Literature Event Conversation

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Welcome to an evening dedicated to contemporary Norwegian children’s literature at the Nordische Botschaften / Felleshus at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin!
23. January. 2019 — 19:00.

The event on Facebook.

Sverre Henmo
Kristin Ørjasæter
Gry Morsund
Stian Hole
Ines Galling
Ute Wegmann

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin
Foundation International Youth Library (Stiftung Internationale Jugendbibliothek)
Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books (Norsk barnebokinstitutt)

This first preliminary event for Norway Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 will focus on children’s literature, through two conversations about storytelling in illustrated children’s books and perspectives on children’s books and markets in Norway and Germany.

The program for the evening is:

19.00: Welcome by NORLA

19.05: Storytelling through images


Stian Hole, author and illustrator, Oslo – known for titles like Garmann’s Summer and Morkel’s Alphabet. Hole is also nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019.

Gry Moursund, author and illustrator, Oslo – known for illustrating the picture books about the three Billy Goats, written by Bjørn F. Rørvik. She is nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019.

19.50: Intermission

20.10: Perspectives: Books, Children, Markets – Norway and Germany


Ines Galling is in charge of German and Scandinavian literature for children and young adults at the International Youth Library Foundation in Munich.

Sverre Henmo is head of publishing for children’s literature at the Aschehoug Publishing House in Oslo.

Kristin Ørjasæter is director and researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books.

Moderated by Ute Wegmann, journalist, author and program host at German radio station Deutschlandfunk in Cologne.

The event will be held in German and Norwegian.

Free entrance at: Nordische Botschaften /Felleshus
Rauchstraße 1 , 10787 Berlin (see map).

Books from Norway provides you with English-language information about all genres of Norwegian literature. The information is provided by the rightsholders and NORLA.


Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Norway was Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Please visit our website Norway2019.com for information about the project.

Frankfurt 2019