Nordisk-bonanza på høstprogrammet

3. oktober 2018

Nordic bonanza on the autumn program

Meet more than eighty Nordic writers and critics this fall

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The Nordic contemporary literature then characterizes the degrees Literature House's new program. In the final quarter of the year, the audience can meet more than eighty Nordic writers and critics, including all nominees for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, all Norwegian fiction writers, this year's recipient of PO Enquist's award, Caroline Minor, and also Per Petterson, Trude Marstein, Kyrre Andreassen, Jenny Hval, Olga Ravn and Jan Guillou. We celebrate Margit Sandemo with a close reading of the Saga of the Ice People, and the year concludes with one of the world's leading thinkers in critical and postcolonial theory: Achille Mbembe.

80 Nordic writers and critics in two months
The day before the Nordic Council Literature Prize is presented at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, the audience can meet all of the nominees at the Literature House, Monday 29.10 . The nominees are presented by a Nordic critic's corps before they read aloud from the works that are nominated for the Nordic's most important literature award.

On Wednesday, October 24, another prestigious literature prize will be presented at the Literature House: PO Enquist's prize. Former award winner Lars Petter Sveen gives a newly written lecture on PO Enquist's authorship , and the audience can meet this year's award winner, Danish Caroline Minor , in conversation with author colleague Mikkel Bugge .

In addition, Olga Ravn and Jenny Hval meet 31.10 , Per Petterson and Bjørn Ivar Fyksen 7.11 , Trude Marstein and Kyrre Andreassen 14.11 and Jan Guillou and Simen Ekern 21.11 . In addition, all Norwegian fiction writers will be presented by established authors such as Vigdis Hjorth, Steinar Opstad, Mona Høvring and Tom Egeland 28 and 29.11. In total, this means that more than eighty Nordic writers and critics are visiting Litteraturhuset in this quarterly program.

Star philosopher Achille Mbembe
For several years, the Literature House has worked to bring the acclaimed philosopher and historian Achille Mbembe to Norway. Well, it's finally happening. On December 4, he visits the Literature House to give an original written lecture entitled "Savage Objects", followed by a talk about his thinking and his writing .

Mbembe is a professor at the University of Witsvatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, author of books such as Critique of Black Reason and On the Postcolony . He is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of our time not only in the African continent but within critical and postcolonial theory whatsoever. Before Oslo and the Literature House, Mbembe will go to Bergen to participate in the annual Holberg debate.

As a charge for Mbembe's visit, this quarter's Saturday lecture is devoted to a new series on post-colonial classics for dummies . The series opens 27.10 with Edward Said for dummies , followed by Frantz Fanon for dummies 3.11, WEB Du Bois for dummies 17.11 and Johan Turi / Emilie Demant Hatt for dummies 1.12.

Close reading of the Saga of the Ice People
The Literature House celebrates one of the most popular and read authors in the Nordic countries with a close reading of Margit Sandemos's saga about the Ice People . Cinema Sølvi Værhaug introduces the author before Knut Olav Åmås , Aina Villanger and Selma Lønning Aarø discuss this massive book project and discuss its influence and significance.

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