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Edinburgh International Book Festival welcomes four Norwegian names this year - and not just any names. Karl Ove Knausgaard will share his thoughts about walking in the footsteps of Proust. Additionally, the festival sees talks by Tore Renberg, who will be launching his new neo-noir novel during the festival, the young, rising star Dea Brøvig and crime writing sensation Gunnar Staalesen.

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This August sees Norwegian author Tore Renberg’s first ever publication in English, See You Tomorrow, coming out on Arcadia Books. The event will be celebrated with what promises to be a great evening at London’s Rough Trade East, where Renberg will be joined by special guests I Was King playing live.

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A film by Norwegian artist Matthias Härenstam will be screened at the Whitechapel Gallery over the summer. Härenstam is chosen as one of the participants in Whitechapel's Artists Film International programme - where his film will be showcased alongside the work of four other artists from around the world.

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It is time for London to catch a glimpse of contemporary Nordic sculptural practice! The Royal British Society of Sculptors announce that applications are now open for SKULPTUR.

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All applicants must schedule an appointment in order to apply for a new passport. From 1 January 2014, all bookings must be made online. Due to high demand, more passport appointments have been made available. If you do change your appointment, please remember to cancel the old one.

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From 14th August, the recently redeveloped John Jones Project Space in Finsbury Park, London, presents an exhibition of new works by Norwegian artist, Karl Ingar Røys. Røys’s latest work Burmese Days (2014), looks at cultural production in Yangon – Burma’s former capital - and how it has managed to co-exist within the political regime.

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Kate Moss’s favourite app, a floating school in a Nigerian lagoon, friendly lamp posts, virtual mountain rescue teams, a recoiling mudguard for the discerning cyclist - these are just some of the 76 nominations for Designs of the Year 2014. Norwegian design duo Hunting&Narud have designed the exhibition presenting the designs of the year.

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