IMPORTANT – Norwegian Day 2020 – the event has been postponed.
To safeguard against COVID-19,
and the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus,
we have found it necessary to postpone Norwegian Day 2020 to mid-September 2020.
We will announce a new date as soon as all the logistics have been confirmed.
STAY SAFE !
ERIK FOSNES HANSEN
“Join us for a star packed Sunday
filled with Norwegian literature,
art and business philosophy”
Norgesklubben Sveits, in collaboration with NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad, are honored and grateful to present four selected authors to our Swiss, Nordic, Norwegian and international audience.
This year’s event is themed;
TIME : past – present – future
The program will be officially opened by the Norwegian ambassador in Switzerland, Mr. Erik Førner.
Prior to the official program, why not start our « voyage-in-time-experience » with an exclusive guided visit of the Zürich Kunsthaus exhibition
« 100 years since modernism »
Lectures and book reviews, discussions and panel debates, all in English, will be moderated by
Andrine Pollen, NORLA and Beate Normann, Norgesklubben Sveits
Hanne Ørstavik (b. 1969) made her debut with Cut in 1994, and embarked on a career that would make her one of the most remarkable and admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. Her literary breakthrough came three years later with the publication of Love (Kjærlighet). Since then the author has written several acclaimed and much discussed novels and received a host of literary prizes. Her latest titles in German are So wahr wie ich wirklich bin and Die Zeit, die es dauert, published by Karl Rauch Verlag. Her books have been translated into 22 languages.
Erik Fosnes Hansen (b. 1965) made his debut at age twenty with the novel Falketårnet. The novel was praised by critics and audience alike as a debut far beyond the ordinary. His best-known work is his second novel, Psalm at Journey’s End (1990), was received as a sensation by the press and is one of the best selling Norwegian postwar novels. A Lobster Life was published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch in 2019 and got immense reviews. His books have been translated to 36 languages.
Unni Lindell (b. 1957) is one of Norway’s best selling writers. Her crime novels have been translated into numerous languages and has sold millions of copies. Lindell has also written poems, short stories and books for children and young adults. She has received several prestigious prizes for her works, and her have sold more than 4 million copies world wide. Her latest book in German is Im Wald wirst du schweigen, published by Aufbau Verlag.
Anders Indset (b. 1978) business philosopher and bestseller author of Quantenwirtschaft and Wild Knowledge
and key note speaker in international Business Conferences and Economic Forums. The native Norwegian, based out of Frankfurt, is a guest lecturer at leading international business forums and is known for his unconventional way of thinking, his provocative theses and his rocking performances.
Program pdf version: NORWEGIAN DAY 2020 – postponed
ADDRESS: Kunsthaus Zurich, Heimplatz 1, Zürich