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Join our English book club

Enjoy reading literature from all over the world? Want to meet new people who share that interest?

Then join the LitFestBergen English Book Club. Participation is free. The only requirement is that you can read and speak English.

Kari Jegerstedt, literature-lover and associate professor at the University of Bergen, leads the circle. Once a month, she will be selecting a book by one of the international authors due to attend the festival in February.

The circle will meet in the Fosse-stova room at Litteraturhuset i Bergen.

1 April 2020, 19.00-20.30: (POSTPONED) Death is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa (attended LitFestBergen 2020)

6 May 2020, 19.00 - 20.30: Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau + two poems from Niillas Holmbergs poetry collection Juolgevuođđu ("Sole") (both attended LitFestBergen 2020) 

The two poems from Juolgevuođđu are "I've never been caught unaware by dusk" and "A wordless matriarch". They were printed in the LitFestBergen 2020 programme catalogue, and can also be read here.

Book Club autumn 2020:

26 August 2020
23 September 2020
28 October 2020
25 November 2020
06 January 2021
03 February 2021

Joining the circle will allow you to

- meet new people who share your pleasure in literature

- become even better acquainted with the works of some of the authors coming to Bergen

- discuss literature with a specialist

- acquire unique political and cultural insights into far-away countries – through their literature.

To ask questions and sign up, send an e-mail to

You can order the relevant books through Boksalongen, Litteraturhuset’s own bookshop, and get a 10 per cent discount. To reserve a book, send an e-mail to

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