Since the autumn of 2015, the Nordic House has organized monthly Meet the Author evenings with exciting and relevant Nordic writers. Our goal is to present a wide variety of interesting writers whom we invite to talk about their books and authorship.
The writers are interviewed in one of the Scandinavian languages by a well-grounded and skilful moderator. After the interview, the authors answer questions from the audience.
During the break, refreshments are available from AALTO Bistro, the restaurant at the Nordic House. Many visitors also choose to have dinner at the restaurant prior to the event.
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) og Sara Stridsberg (SE – winner of the Nordic Council´s Literature Prize 2007).
Programme for Spring 2019:
- Wednesday, 16th January – Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (IS)
- Wednesday,6th February – Rosa Liksom (FI)
- Wednesday 6th March – Johannes Anyuru (SE)
- Wednesday, 3rd April– Icelandic Voices
- Wednesday, 8 May – Pivinnguaq Mørch