Literature

The British Publisher Mr Christopher MacLehose receiving the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit from the Ambassador of Norway, Ms Mona Juul. Read more

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. Read more

Dea Brøvig - The Last Boat Home

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. Read more

Join the king of Nordic noir, Jo Nesbo, for a discussion of his third Harry Hole novel, The Redbreast at Kings Place April 29th. Read more

Bestselling Norwegian author Jørn Lier Horst attends what The Guardian describes as 'The Best Crime-Writing Festivals in the World' – Bristol Crimefest – on May 15th. Read more

Karl Ove Knausgaard's A Man in Love is shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014. The novel, which is part of My Struggle - Knausgaard's ambitious 6-volume-project - is one out of 6 titles on the shortlist. Read more

Six-volume fictional memoirs 'My Struggle' has made Karl Ove Knausgaard notorious. With the English release of third book 'Boyhood Island' in March the world’s best critics are craving for the next volume. Read more

Explosive, dark and tender - Norwegian author Dea Brøvig's debut The Last Boat Home is a devastating novel about sacrifice, survival and a mother’s love. Read more

Are you training to be a translator specializing in Norwegian? Applications are now open for the British Centre For Literary Translations' 2014 Emerging Translator Mentorship Programme. Read more

Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo has sold over over 4 million copies in the UK and over 20 million copies worldwide. This September he is touring the UK and Irelannd in promotion of his new book Police. Read more

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Norwegian Offshore Oil & Gas Engineer and author Reza Sarmast will be launching his book 'Who Says It is Not Fun to Be an Offshore Engineer in Norway?' in London on 25th April. Read more

The Norwegian Bestseller Novel Before I Burn by Gaute Heivoll, Norway's pre-eminent young writer, is a startling novel about a pyromaniac raging through a close-knit community. The gripping and lominous novel explores madness, memory and the dark heart of the human psyche and blurs the boundaries between fiction and real life. Read more

On 2nd March, the Independent Bath Literature Festival welcomes Dag Solstad - perhaps one of Norway's most distinguished living writers. Read more

Kjersti A. Skomsvold

Three Norwegian books have been longlisted for the prestigious IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: Against Art by Tomas Espedal, Wonder Child by Roy Jacobsen, and The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti A. Skomsvold. Read more

Izzet Celasin's book Black Sky, Black Sea is available in English from 15th November. The book explores the social and political tensions that forced the author to leave Turkey. Read more

Norwegian author Lars Ramslie's latest novel Ugly Bugly is described by many as grotesque and delicate at the same time. Next week it will be released in the UK. Read more

Jo Nesbo's long-awaited first Harry Hole crime novel, The Bat, is appearing in English on 11th October. And as if that weren't enough - Nesbo has been nominated for the Bestseller Dagger ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012. Read more

Why do we keep telling the same stories in new versions? What is the place and role of fairy tales in the 21st century? At the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2012, participants can explore the enduring fascination for stories in all cultures. Three Norwegian storytellers will contribute: Heidi Dahlsveen, Nina Næsheim and Øystein Vestre. Read more

The Literature Festival Bloody Scotland has invited Karin Fossum to speak at the event Deadlier than the Male together with Val McDermid about women crime writers. Read more

Karl Ove Knausgaard has been invited to this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival and will take part in the event Family Dramas Exposed together with Emylia Hall on 24 August. Read more