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Norwegian Festival of Literature

Norwegian Festival of Literature

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!

Avviso ai naviganti / Notice to Mariners

Avviso ai naviganti / Notice to Mariners

Luigi Ballerini will discuss his poetry on the occasion of the publication of Cephalonia (The Brooklyn Rail 2016, English translation of Cefalonia 1943-2001, Mondadori 2005).

Meet Camilla Trinchieri, Author of Seeking Alice (Westchester)

Meet Camilla Trinchieri, Author of Seeking Alice (Westchester)

“Seeking Alice is the gripping story of love and loss that centers on Marco, an Italian diplomat; Alice, his American wife; and their young children.”

Join us at the Irvington Public Library as author and NOIAW Member Camilla Trinchieri speaks about her new novel, Seeking Alice. Light refreshments will be provided. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Free to the general public. Advance RSVP required.

Book Talk: Josefine Klougart – UC Berkeley

Book Talk: Josefine Klougart – UC Berkeley

Join the Department of Scandinavian and ScanGrads for a talk by Danish author Josefine Klougart.

“Josefine Klougart has been hailed as one of Denmark’s greatest contemporary writers. She is the first Danish author ever to have two of her first three books nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and has been compared to Joan Didion, Anne Carson, and Virginia Woolf.”

This talk is open to the public. More details to follow.

Il Giardino della Memoria

Il Giardino della Memoria


In celebration of the Giornate Europee del Patrimonio, the Bogliasco Foundation hosts a guided tour of the magnificent garden of the Villa dei Pini with co-founder and landscape architect Gianni Biaggi de Blasys. The event will also feature readings from texts by Iranian visual artist Farhad Ostovani (BF ’08, ’13) on memories of the gardens of his youth in Tehran.

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