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), 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) og Pivinnguaq Mørch (GR).
Programme for Autum 2019:
Wednesday, August 28th – Pia Tafdrup (DK)
Saturday, August 31st – Tore Kvæven (NO)
Saturday, September 7th – Tomas Espedal (NO)
Thursday, September 12th – Litterær koncert (DK/IS)
Wednesday, October 16th – Turið Sigurðardóttir & Malan Marnersdóttir (FÆR)
Wednesday, November 13th – Theis Ørntoft (DK)