Authors' Reading Month 2023

In 2023, 31 authors from Norway were invited to participate consecutively in the Authors’ Reading Month festival.
This is a large-scale traveling festival in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which takes place for 31 days from July 1.

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Authors’ Reading Month is a collaboration between literature offices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The authors toured four cities; Brno and Ostrava in the Czech Republic, and Bratislava and Kosice in Slovakia, and did also participate digitally in Lviv, Ukraine.
The authors from Norway appeared with one local author (Czech or Slovak) and travelled from city to city.

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There are great videos available with all authors, and also live streams from several of the events.
We recommend visiting festival’s website, under the heading Program to see more

The decorated Czech translator and moderator, Miluše Juříčková, who is also Associate Professor Professor at the Department for German, Scandinavian and Dutch studies at the Masaryk University in Brno, summarized this grand literary happening.
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(Illustration: Four of the 31 authors from Norway who participated at the festival (from the left, clockwise): Vigdis Hjorth, Dag Solstad, Audun Mortensen and M. Seppola Simonsen. Photo: The festival).