Nominated for cultural event of the year award
LitFestBergen is nominated for the Bergen Awards 2020.
The prize is awarded people, organizations, companies, teams and talents who have excelled to the benefit and enjoyment of the Bergen region and the people of the city.
LitFestBergen has been nominated in the category cultural event of the year 2019, together with the re-opening of the University Museum and the Fargespill (Kaleidoscope) 15th Anniversary Performance.
“This is a great recognition! To be nominated together with the University Museum and Fargespill, two cultural organizers of very high quality who both have left their mark on the city, makes it even more fun. We are very excited!” says festival director Teresa Grøtan.
Has created great enthusiasm
In their assessment, the jury emphasized that the nominees should also have an impact on the Bergen region in the long term, and that the event should be accessible to many and create excitement and enthusiasm.
The jury writes:
“Bergen has finally got its own literature festival! LitFestBergen saw the light of day in 2019, and has received a lot of praise for its extensive program. LitFestBergen offered literature, debate, dance, theater, film, slam, performance and festivities. The festival has 50-50 non-fiction and fiction, 50-50 Norwegian and international programme, and it seems to have struck both contributors and the audience! The festival has already managed to establish itself as a serious organizer in the literary environment, and has also created great enthusiasm here in Bergen. We look forward to what comes next!”
Bergen International Literary Festival was held for the second time in February 2020. The Bergen Awards event is in Grieghallen Friday 13 March.
Update: Bergen Awards 2020 has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus and infection risk.