Nordic literature is in demand abroad and “things Scandinavian” are more attractive than ever before. Do the world-wide successes of Karl Ove Knausgård, Carsten Jensen, Sara Stridsberg or Jussi Adler-Olsen contribute to spotlighting other Nordic authors? If so, how does success abroad lead to thriving at home? Which literary elements are required to become noteworthy abroad? And how do bestsellers affect the growth of new literature?
On the panel: Ane Farsethås (culture editor of Morgenbladet), John Freeman (critic and editor of Freemans Own), Annette Orre (Oslo Literary Agency) and Halldór Gudmundsson (former Icelandic publisher and project manager for Frankfurt 2019). Moderator: Margunn Vikingstad.
Previously, she has worked as a critic, journalist and editor, and lived in New York for close to five years, here she worked as cultural manager for Sjømannskirken, in addition to working with Norla and the Norwegian embassy and consulate presenting Norwegian literature to the American publishing industry.
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