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Join the International Book Club

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

Then join Bergen International Book Club. Participation is free. The only requirement is that you want to read and speak English.

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

The book club normally meet in the Fosse-stova room at Litteraturhuset i Bergen. Book Club autumn 2020:

26 August 2020: Lesley Nneka Arimah: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
23 September 2020: James Baldwin: Giovanni's Room
28 October 2020: Dara McAnulty: Diary of a young naturalist 
25 November 2020: Simon Stranger: Keep Saying Their Names
06 January 2021: TBA
03 February 2021: TBA
03 March 2021: TBA
07 April 2021: TBA
05 May 2021: TBA
02 June 2021: TBA

Joining the book club will allow you to

- meet new people who share your pleasure in literature

- become 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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