Cats vs. Dogs
The authors take the debate: What is the best of cat and dog?
This page is not available in English. Below is the Norwegian page translated by Google.
Ernest Hemingway and the cat Snow White, or Virginia Woolf and the dog Pinka - who even got their own autobiography; Writers and their four-legged friends have a long history. But are there faithful beehives or faithless cats? This evening, a panel of writers and experts meet to get to the bottom of one of humanity's big questions: What's the best of cats and dogs?
Two teams of dog- and cat-loving authors, respectively, will give their testimonies, and based on these, the audience will make the final decision. The evening is led by actor Mattis Herman Nyquist , who by virtue of neither like cats nor dogs is perfectly neutral.
On the cat team: Dag Solstad (with the cat Lola), Eirik Newth (with the cats Ada and Linus ), Amalie Kasin Lerstang (with the cat Skram) and Bernhard Ellefsen (with the cat Inga)
In the dog team: Ingvild Lothe (with the dog Bamse), Kjersti A. Skomsvold (with the dog Beckett), Helge O. Svela (with the dog Whiskey) and Bjørn Gabrielsen (with the dog Pastor (RIP)). Linn Ullmann does what she can to complicate the situation by preferring the cat team even though she is a dog owner.
Overcoming danger of animal hair in the saddle.
The event was made following an idea from The New Yorker Festival, which had a similar debate in 2014.