AVLYST / CANCELLED The German-Norwegian Reading Tour 2021   Landmark  Artist Talk

CANCELLED Tysk-Norsk Lesereise due to take place Thursday 9 December 17:30 - 20:15 at Bergen Kunsthall with Ursula Poznanski, Line Nagell Ylvisåker, Margunn Vikingstad, Matthias Jügler, Helene Imislund, Judith Schalansky, Marit Eikemo and Elisabeth Beanca Halvorsen has been cancelled due to the current infection situation

The German-Norwegian Reading Tour will take place from 7 to 10 December 2021 at three different venues: Universitätsaula in Oslo (7 December), Litteraturhuset in Oslo (8 December), and the Kunsthall in Bergen (9 December).

Read more on The German-Norwegian Reading Tours website

Language: German and Norwegian. The conversation will be translated live. Free admission.

The five organisers behind the 2019 German-Norwegian Literature Festival – Goethe-Institut Norway, Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Norwegian-German Willy Brandt Foundation and the two translators' associations Norsk faglitterær forfatter- og oversetterforening (NFFO) and Norsk Oversetterforening (NO) – saw the need for a literary exchange when Norway was Guest of Honour at the world's largest book fair. As a prelude to the book fair in Frankfurt, the Litteraturhuset in Oslo hosted three days of young and established authors from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland – covering all genres – along with lectures and debates on German-language classics and social issues.

The positive experience and feedback from 2019 motivated Frankfurter Buchmesse and Goethe-Institut Norway to organise another similar arrangement on Norwegian soil, albeit in a smaller format. They invited the Willy Brandt Foundation and the associations NFFO and NO to start a new collaboration. The result is the German-Norwegian Reading Tour.

Programme in Bergen Kunsthall on 9 December:

5.30-6.15 pm
Ursula Poznanski and Line Nagell Ylvisåker in conversation with Margunn Vikingstad

6.30-7.15 pm
German writer Matthias Jügler meets fellow writer (and his translator) Helene Imislund for a conversation about the long-term effects of the GDR regime.

7.30-8.15 pm
German writer Judith Schalansky meets Norwegian journalist and essayist Marit Eikemo for a conversation about the appeal of ruins – with examples from recent German and Norwegian history.

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