A dangerous dance for women
– India has made great strides forward in terms of sexual and gender freedoms. But still the stories of horror continue, says Tishani Doshi.
Authors from 25 countries to Bergen
The full programme for the Bergen International Literary Festival 2020 has been published.
Giving non-fiction an equal billing
A number of Norwegian non-fiction authors will be at LitFestBergen next February. “We’re making a commitment to factual literature because it embraces so many good works which combine interesting information with a good literary standard,” says festival director Teresa Grøtan.
Great Norwegian storytellers to LitFestBergen
Laughter, new insights and surprises are among the qualities that make people keep reading good novels, says Lars Saabye Christensen. He and Ketil Bjørnstad are among the attendants when LitFestBergen welcomes some of Norway’s most prominent fiction writers.
Was Nelson Mandela too forgiving?
Young South Africans like poet Koleka Putuma are critical of Nelson Mandela and the idea of a "Rainbow Nation", while professor Njabulo Ndebele seeks to preserve Mandela's heritage. Both will attend the Bergen International Literary Festival next February.
- The world has failed Syria
Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa (b. 1964), a finalist of the National Book Award for Death is Hard Work, lives in Damascus. Next February he will be in Bergen to talk about the daily life in Syria and the role of literature in conflict areas.
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