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The Bergen International Essay Competition

We are looking for new, excellent writing. The winner will receive EUR 2 500.


Nominated for cultural event of the year award

LitFestBergen is nominated for the Bergen Awards 2020.


LitFestBergen in the media

A selection of press coverage from this years festival.

Eivind Senneset

Opening speech 2020: the everyday

What is this “grey quiet day” that Olav H Hauge wrote about? Read festival director Teresa Grøtan's opening speech.


Nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize

Read two of the poems from Niillas Holmberg's nominated collection Juolgevuođđu here.

LitFestBergen 2020

Listen to podcast

Miss out on something at this years festival? Look up LittPod.