26 – 29 May 2022
Palace of Culture and Science and Plac Defilad

PROGRAM

As many as 50 Norwegian literary events, 30 authors from Norway and, naturally, a lot of Norwegian literature!

You can look for Norway’s presentation – the Guest of Honour of the Book Fair in Warsaw at:

  • the Norwegian Pavilion (No. 1/E) in front of the main entrance to the Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN)
  • as well as in the Marmurowa Hall of the Palace of Culture and Science (stand no. 117).

We kindly invite you to the literary program with the participation of Norwegian authors which will take place at the Norwegian Pavilion in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, at the Norwegian Stand in the Marmurowa Hall as well as to the Main Stage of the Book Fair in Warsaw. At the Norwegian Pavilion, you will also be able to purchase books by authors from Norway and get autographs right after the meetings. The Norwegian Stand in the Marmurowa Hall is a space designed for meetings and discussion, regarding industry and children, as well as the zone of literary agents.

We kindly invite you to participate!

Norway’s appearance as the Guest of Honour at the Book Fair in Warsaw is organized by NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Poland.

Date Day Time Event Place
26.05.2022 Thursday 11:00-11:45 Children’s hour: A show about the hilarious picture books! Meet author Bjørn F. Rørvik and illustrator Per Dybvig. Moderator: Agata Loth-Ignaciuk. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
26.05.2022 Thursday 12:00 The official opening of the Book Fair in Warsaw with the special participation of Oksana Zabuzhko, who will give the inaugural lecture Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw
26.05.2022 Thursday 13:00-13:15 Learn Norwegian in 15 minutes! Presentation of our crash course to Norwegian language – new course in Marmurowa every hour throughout the book fair Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
26.05.2022 Thursday 14:00-14:45 Libraries across time: Director Anna Gruszecka from The Raczynski Library in Poznan and Head of department Kjersti Eide Hatland from Bergen Library. Moderator: Paweł Urbanik Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
26.05.2022 Thursday 14:00-15:45 Poetry Hour. Alicja Rosé presents Norwegian poet Aina Villanger and other Norwegian and Ukrainian poets in Polish translation Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
26.05.2022 Thursday 15:00-15:45 Domestic Dilemmas: Ukrainian author Oksana Zabuzhko and Norwegian author Vigdis Hjorth in a literary conversation. Moderator: Maria Gołębiewska-Bijak Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw
26.05.2022 Thursday 15:00-15:45 Translators United: Union work in Norway and Poland –  a panel discussion with Rafał Lisowski and Anna Klingofer-Szostakowska from Polish Literary Translators Association (STL) and Beanca Halvorsen from The Norwegian Association of Literary Translators (NO). In English language Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
26.05.2022 Thursday 16:00-16:45 The Mysteries of Man – and a Female Serial Killer: Author Victoria Kielland about her book “My Men”. PREMIERE. Moderator: Karolina Drozdowska. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
26.05.2022 Thursday 16:00-16:45 Translation for a living? Workshop on how to improve the conditions for translators. Organized by STL, NO and NORLA. In English language Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
26.05.2022 Thursday 17:00-17:45 WW2 in Norway: Meet author Asbjørn Jaklin about his book “The Battle of Narvik”. Moderator: Paweł Urbanik. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022 Friday 11:00-11:45 Children’s Hour: Malin Falch on writing and illustrating graphic novels for children. Moderator: Agnieszka Karp-Szymańska, Czas Dzieci. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022 Friday 11:00-12:30 Creative Workshop for children with author Bjørn F. Rørvik and illustrator Per Dybvig! Moderator: Czas Dzieci Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
27.05.2022 Friday 12:00-12:45 Young Adults’ Hour: Graphic novel author Anders Kvammen in conversation with Dr. Tomasz Pstrągowski. Interpreter: Katarzyna Tunkiel. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022 Friday 13:00-13:45 The Mysteries of Man: Author Kaja Nordengen about her book “Your SUPERSTAR Brain – The Only Irreplacable Organ”. Moderator: Marcin Sawicki. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022 Friday 14:00-14:45 Domestic Dilemmas: Author Klara Hveberg about her book “Lean Your Loneliness Slowly Against Mine”. Moderator: Karolina Drozdowska. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022 Friday 14:00-14:45 Literary policy and writer’s conditions – a panel discussion between the Unions of Writers in Poland and Norway. Arne Vestbø from NFFO, Norway, Anna Nasiłowska and Zbigniew Zbikowski, The Polish Authors’ Association. Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
27.05.2022 Friday 15:00-15:45 European Feminists anno 2022. A meeting between Marta Breen and Sylwia Chutnik. Moderator: Michał Nogaś. Organizer: Norwegian Embassy. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022 Friday 15:00-15:45 Norwegian children’s literature in Poland seen through the eyes of translators. A discussion with Katarzyna Tunkiel and Joanna Barbara Bernat. In cooperation with Polish Section of IBBY Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
27.05.2022 Friday 16:00-16:45 The Crime Hour: Meet authors Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger. Moderator: Milena Skoczko-Nakielska. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022 Friday 16:00-16:45 Common Memory and National Identity: A conversation between Pawel Urbanik, Karen Anne Buljo and Biret Ristin Sara. Moderator: Maria Sibińska Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
27.05.2022 Friday 17:00-17:45 The Green Hour: Author Erika Fatland about her book “High – a Journey in the Himalayas”. Moderator: Maria Gołębiewska-Bijak. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
27.05.2022 Friday 17:00-17:45 The Mysteries of Man: Author Kaja Nordengen about her book “Your SUPERSTAR Brain – The Only Irreplacable Organ”. Moderator: Marcin Sawicki Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw
27.05.2022 Friday 18:00-18:45 Happy Hour: Meet yoikers Biret Ristin Sara and Karen Anne Buljo: Yoik is a traditional form of Sámi music. The person performing the yoik, yoiks a person, an animal or a landscape Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022 Saturday 10:15-11:00 Young Adults’ Hour: How to write exciting for children and young adults today. Meet author Bjørn Sortland about his book “Kepler 62”. Moderator: Karolina Drozdowska. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022 Saturday 11:00-11:45 Young Adults’ Hour: Author Monika Steinholm about her book “As Close as We Get”. Moderator: Joanna Barbara Bernat. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022 Saturday 11:00-12:30 Creative Workshop for children with author and illustrator Kristin Roskifte! Moderator: Katarzyna Domańska Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
28.05.2022 Saturday 12:00-12:45 Domestic Dilemmas: Women, Gender and Business: Meet author Cecilie Enger about her book “The White Map”. Moderator: Karolina Drozdowska. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022 Saturday 13:00-13:45 Translators’ Hour: Alicja Rosé and Karolina Drozdowska on linguistic and cultural challenges in translating from Polish to Norwegian. In Polish language. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022 Saturday 13:00-13:45 Beyond Ibsen and trolls: Norwegian literature and language at Polish universities.
Ikke bare Ibsen og troll: om Norges språk og litteratur på polske universiteteter
Moderator: Maria Sibińska, Gdańsk
Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
28.05.2022 Saturday 14:00-14:45 Domestic Dilemmas: Where do I come from? Author Nina F. Grünfeld in conversation with translator Paweł Urbanik about her book “Frida: My Long Lost Grandmother’s War”. Moderator: Olga Wróbel. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022 Saturday 14:00-14:45 The Green Hour: Author Erika Fatland about her book “The Border – A Journey Around Russia: Through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Finland, Estonia, Norway and the Northeast Passage”. Moderator: Maria Gołębiewska-Bijak Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw
28.05.2022 Saturday 14:00-14:45 Polish literature according to Norwegian readers: A lecture in Polish by a literary translator Julia Więdłocha (The meeting is cancelled for reasons beyond our control) Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
28.05.2022 Saturday 15:00-15:45 Translator Battle: Maria Gołębiewska-Bijak in battle with Katarzyna Tunkiel. Moderator: Karolina Drozdowska. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022 Saturday 16:00-16:45 Domestic Dilemmas: Meet author Marie Aubert about her book “Grown-ups”. Moderator: Anita Musioł. Interpreter: Karolina Drozdowska. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
28.05.2022 Saturday 16:00-16:45 Domestic Dilemmas: Where do I come from? Author Nina F. Grünfeld  in conversation with translator Pawel Urbanik about her book “Frida: My Long Lost Grandmother’s War”. Moderator: Olga Wróbel. Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw
28.05.2022 Saturday 17:00-18:45 Happy Hour: Niilas (DJ-set). An event organised by the Royal Norwegian Embassy with special thanks to Polish translators of Norwegian literature. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
29.05.2022 Sunday 10:15-11:00 Children’s Hour: Author and illustrator Kristin Roskifte about her book “Everybody counts”. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
29.05.2022 Sunday 11:00-11:45 The Green Hour: Author Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson about her book “Tapestries of Life”. Moderator: Karolina Drozdowska. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
29.05.2022 Sunday 12:00-12:45 Domestic Dilemmas: Author Nina Lykke about her book “Natural Causes”. Moderator: Anita Musioł. Interpreter: Karolina Drozdowska. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
29.05.2022 Sunday 13:00-13:45 The Green Hour: Author Torbjørn Færøvik about his book “The Orient Express. A Spring Journey From London to Samarkand”. Travelling through countries, cultures and continents in 2022. Moderator: Maria Gołębiewska-Bijak. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
29.05.2022 Sunday 13:00-13:45 Hidden Treasures: Translators’ recommendations of Norwegian authors Norwegian Stand No. 117 in Marmurowa Hall
29.05.2022 Sunday 14:00-14:45 European Literature Today: Norwegian Author Kjersti Anfinnsen together with Polish author Martyna Bunda. In cooperation with The Polish Book Institute. Moderator: Krzysztof Cieślik Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
29.05.2022 Sunday 14:00-14:45 Young Adults’ Hour: How to write exciting for children and young adults today. Meet author Bjørn Sortland about his book “Kepler 62”. Moderator: Karolina Drozdowska Main Stage A of the Book Fair in Warsaw
29.05.2022 Sunday 15:00-15:45 Domestic Dilemmas: Author Helga Flatland about her book “A Modern Family”. Moderator: Karolina Drozdowska. Books will be autographed right after the meeting. Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN
29.05.2022 Sunday 16:00-16:45 The Classics’ Hour: What does Nobel Prize Laureates Sigrid Undset and Knut Hamsun tell us today? A conversation between Maria Gołębiewska-Bijak and Katarzyna Tunkiel in Polish language Norwegian Pavilion No. 1/E in front of PKiN

The organizers reserve the right to change the program.

GUEST OF HONOUR