Meet the Author Series

The Nordic House is a central literary arena in Reykjavik. The Nordic House has a long tradition of organizing author events with current and exciting Nordic writers in the spring and autumn period. It is our goal to invite a broad spectrum of interesting and relevant authors to talk about their books and their authorship.

The Author’s night consists of one or several authors who, in conversation with a literary expert in a Scandinavian language, unfold their authorship and literary work. The audience is welcome to ask questions at the end of the talks. You can experience and reexperience Author’s nights through our Livestream channel.

Program for Spring 2021

In the spring of 2021, we will focus on social sustainability and ‘INTERUPTION’ in February. All our author evenings can be found on Live stream here.

In addition, we have started a Nordic reading circle, which you can get more information about here: bibliotek@nordichouse.is.

11. February

Andri Snær Magnason (IS) and Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir (IS)

11. March

Niviaq Korneliussen (GL) and Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (IS)

6. May

Monika Fagerholm (FI-SE)

Streaming

Meet the Author events are streamed live, visible from the event’s page. Older recordings will be available at The Nordic House Channel.

Since 2015, the following authors have visited the Nordic House, Reykjavik, as part of Meet the Author series:

Jens Andersen (DK), Einar Már Guðmundsson (IS – winner of the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 1995), Camilla Plum (DK), Rawdna Carita Eira (NO-SAM), Kristina Sandberg (SE), Gaute Heivoll (NO), Åsne Seierstad (NO), Susanna Alakoski (SE), Viveca Sten (SE), Carsten Jensen (DK), Athena Farrokhzad (SE), Eríkur Örn Norðahl (IS), John Ajvide Lindqvist (SE), Katarina Frostenson (SE – winner of the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2016), Dorthe Nors (DK), Lars Mytting (NO), Kjell Westö (FINSE – winner of the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2014), Kim Leine (DK – winner of the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2013), Sørine Steenholdt (GR), Geir Guliksen (NO), Tom Buk-Swienty (DK), Vigdis Hjorth (NO), Sissal Kampmann (FÆR), Kirsten Thorup (DK – winner of the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2017), Merete Pryds Helle (DK), Josefine Klougart (DK), Erik Skyum-Nielsen (DK), Hanne-Vibeke Holst (DK), Kristín Steinsdóttir (IS), Sara Stridsberg (SE – winner of the Nordic Council´s Literature Prize 2007), Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (IS – winner of the Nordic Council´s Literature Prize 2018), Rosa Liksom (FI), Johannes Anyuru (SE), Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Fríða Ísberg, Haukur Ingvarsson og Jón Örn Loðmfjörð (IS), Pivinnguaq Mørch (GR), Pia Tafdrup (DK –winner of the Nordic Council´s Literature Prize 1999), Tore Kvæven (NO), Thomas Espedal (NO), Turið Sigurðardóttir (FÆR) and Theis Ørntoft (DK), Gunnar D. Hansson (SE), Jonas Eika – winner of the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize 2019 (DK) og Isold Uggadóttir (IS), Hanne Højgaard Viemose (DK) og Kristín Eiríksdóttir (IS), Kristín Ómarsdottír (IS) og John Swedenmark (SE), Andri Snær Magnason (IS), Sigríður Hagalín (IS), Niviaq Korneliussen (GRO), Monika Fagerholm (FI – Winner of the 2020 Nordic Council Literature Prize)

For inquiries please contact sofie(at)nordichous.is 

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