Noteworthy — ICORN is an independent international organisation of member cities and regions, offering safe havens for persecuted writers and artists; advancing freedom of expression, defending democratic values and promoting international solidarity.
Latest — Norwegian Writer’s Climate Campaign will actively participate in a much needed democratic process to act against the overheating of our planet as a crime against humanity.
Interview — Almost in nature already: Today, we are introducing the non-fiction writer Andreas Tjernshaugen and his desk which doubles as an observation post.
Interview — Experience a typical atypical day in the life of the traveled author Erika Fatland!
Portrait — Explore the "history of Maja Lunde".
Feature — Lars Mytting gave the world “Norwegian Wood” a few years ago. Now he gives us a novel based on an old legend from Gudbrandsdalen, about a pair of conjoined twin sisters who were unbelievably good at weaving.
Interview — “It has been such an adventure. Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I’d publish a book about it all”, the author Anita Kåss says.
Feature — Jon Fosse’s “slow prose” has resulted in a likely new masterpiece. Considerably more extensive than Trilogy, and with an entirely new set of characters.
Portrait — Today we present the desk of the writer and poet Tarjei Vesaas. "A desk with a hidden bed," reveals his daughter Guri Vesaas to the journalist Alva Gehrmann.
Feature — At the end of World War II, the former headquarters of Norway’s most infamous Nazi, Henry Rinnan – a house dubbed “Bandeklosteret” – became the home of a Jewish family, a family that later became author Simon Stranger’s in-laws. It became the starting point for a novel.
Feature — Vigdis Hjorth’s new novel, Lærerinnens sang ('The Teacher's Song', not yet published in English), is about what happens to a person when their self-esteem is broken and crushed and they are reduced to bare existence, from which they have to find a new understanding of themselves.
Feature — Trude Marstein has just published a new novel – something that doesn’t happen every year. ‘No, it doesn’t,’ smiles the author. ‘It’s six years since my last novel – too long. Three years is okay, but not six.’
Feature — Maja Lunde had last year’s best-selling novel in Germany – about bees. Now she has written about the most important and beautiful we have: Water, and love.
Feature — Desire can arise when one least expects it – and occasionally, a chance encounter can have surprising consequences. This is exactly what happens in Geir Gulliksen’s latest novel Se på oss nå (‘Look at Us Now‘).
Portrait — Follow us into "Gaarder's World".
Feature — Roy Jacobsen’s trilogy from Northern Norway has sold almost 300,000 copies in his native country. Now these “exotic” novels are conquering the world.
Feature — If we are to believe a recent UN survey, Norway is the best country in the world to live in. But few people are fonder of killing than Norwegians – at least in the world of books.
Feature — There’s Still Life in the Grand Old Men of Norwegian Literature. Norway’s Frankfurt 2019 initiative has given the old classics fresh relevance too. This is particularly true of Knut Hamsun and Tarjei Vesaas.
Latest — NORLA offers its warmest congratulations to the winners of the Brage Prize 2018
Latest — NORLA offers its warmest congratulations to Simon Stranger, winner of the 2018 Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize for his novel "Keep Saying Their Names" (original title: Leksikon om lys og mørke, published by Aschehoug).
Feature — It is not often an award winning poet suddenly writes a crime novel. But now Ruth Lillegraven is doing just that.
Feature — A rejected adoption application leads a woman into madness and stalking. Brit Bildøen’s new novel is based on the author’s experiences, but also takes a purely imaginary turn.
Reading and conversation — The author of Sophies World in a book talk with Margarete von Schwarzkopf.
Reading and conversation — A norwegian Great American Novel. Book-talk with the author and Berhard Robben.
Reading and conversation — Herzlich willkommen zu einer Lesung und einem Gespräch mit Tomas Espedal zu seinem Roman "Das Jahr".
Reading — Hier finden Sie alle nordischen Veranstaltungen auf der Leipziger Buchmesse (21.-24. März) im Überblick.