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LitFestBergen festival goes ahead

The Bergen International Literary Festival will be staged as planned on 10–14 February 2021, scaled in accordance with Norway’s applicable regulations for infection control.

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The festival programme 2021 is launched

The programme for the 2021 Bergen International Literary Festival has been unveiled. With Generations as its theme, LitFestBergen is being staged for the third time on 10-14 February at the Bergen House of Literature.


Longlist international essay competition

We have chosen 19 entries for evaluation by the jury. Read more about the authors and their essays.

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Reflections on an essay contest

Christina Stensland Olsen has been working as a trainee at LitFestBergen, and has read almost 550 essays from all over the world.

Fatemeh Ekhtesari

I wasn’t afraid. I wrote everything

We have interviewed the Iranian poet Fatemeh Ekhtesari who fled from Iran and is currently living in Lillehammer, Norway. 

Literature Live Around the World

FRIDAY 12.02.2021 12.00–00.00 (UTC+1)

LitFestBergen has invited festivals and literature centres worldwide to create literary programmes on their own stages with their selected authors and other artists. We are live and direct from midday to midnight – non-stop! Join this rich literary and cultural journey to every continent!