The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and the most important literary meeting place each spring. At the end of May, literature fills the streets of Lillehammer. For 6 days – 30,000 visitors and around 400 writers and artists come from all over the world to partake in literary discussion and debate. The Norwegian Festival of Literature hosts a diverse program, catering to readers of all ages, to experience live literature, engage with authors, and explore current affairs. Previous notable attendees to the festival earlier years include: Karl Ove Knausgård, Svetlana Aleksijevits, J.M. Coetzee, Herta Müller, Adonis, Margaret Atwood, and Edouard Louis. Exhibiting on stage conversations, debates, lectures, readings, award ceremonies, exhibitions, seminars, shows, quizzes and other festivities, there is something for every literary scholar.
The Literary festival in Lillehammer – the most important literary meeting place during springtime!
The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, with a diverse program catering to readers of all ages. Would you like to experience authors live and discuss literature and current affairs with likeminded people? At the end of May each year, literature fills the streets of Lillehammer. We guarantee words that will move you and experiences that will take you a step further.
6 days – 26 000 visitors – 400 writers and artists from all over the world!
The festival has events for both families and an adult culturally curious audience. Experience on stage conversations, debates, lectures, readings, award ceremonies, exhibitions, seminars, shows, quizzes and other festivities.
Among the authors coming to the festival this year, you will find names such as Sigrid Undset, Camilla Kuhn, Boualem Sansal, Jessica Townsend, and more!
The International Ibsen Festival opens the autumn season at The National Theatre of Norway every other year. The festival celebrates the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen through Norwegian and international performances of high artistic quality. Most of the performances are held at Ibsen’s own theatre and the world’s foremost Ibsen laboratory – Oslo’s National Theatre.