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Join the International Book Club

Do you enjoy reading literature from all over the world? Would you like to meet new people who share that interest?

Then join Bergen International Book Club. Participation is free. The only requirement is that you would like 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 select a book by one of the international authors who will attend the festival or from the programme at the Literature House.
The book club normally meet in the Fosse-stova room at the Bergen House of Literature.

Joining the book club will allow you to:
- meet new people who share your passion for literature.
- become better acquainted with the works of some of the authors visiting Bergen.
- discuss literature with an expert in the field.
- 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

January: Time Shelter, Georgi Gospodinov, 2020 (novel)

February: Without warning & Only Sometimes, memoir Kit de Waal, 2022 (autobiography)

March: Morning and evening, Jon Fosse, 2000 (novella)

April: Blue Like Apples, poetry, Rasma Haidri, 2023 (poetry)

May: Silent Spring, Rachel Carson, 1962 (non-fiction)

June: I see the invisible, poetry Nnimmo Bassey, 2023 (poetry)

January: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste, 2019 (novel)

February: Music for the Dead and Resurrected by Valzhyna Mort, 2020 (poetry)

March: All Rise: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa by Richard Conyngham, 2022 (graphic novel)

April: Memorial by Alice Oswald, 2011 (poetry)

May: Together – A Manifesto Against the Heartless World by Ece Temelkuran, 2022 (Non fiction)

June: Trust by Hernan Diaz, 2022 (novel)

August: Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck, 2022 (novel)

September: The Country of Others by Leila Slimani, 2021 (novel)

October: Thirukkural – The Book of Desire by Meena Kandasamy, 2023 (translation- reinterpretation)

November: Winnie & Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage by Jonny Steinberg, 2023 (biography)

December: Diaries of War by Nora Krug, 2023 (graphic novel)

May: Checkout 19, Claire Louise Bennett, 2021(novel)

June: Minor Detail, Adania Shibli, 2020 (novel)

August: Autobiography of Red. A Novel in Verse. Anne Carson, 1998 (novel)

September: Autumn. Ali Smith, 2016 (novel)

October: Zuleika Opens Her Eyes. Guzel Jakhina, 2015 (novel)

November: Fallen Idols. Alex von Tunzelmann, 2021 (non-fiction)

December: Us. Zaffar Kunial, 2018 (poetry)

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