This year's literature

 

The Nordic Literature Week is held every year with three books that are chosen to be read aloud. All the books reflect the theme of the year and are chosen with three different target groups in mind. This year we offer three Scandinavian classics. The popular children's book Pippi Celebrates her Birthday, written by the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, fits listeners aged 5-11 years. The international bestseller Sophies World, written by the Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder, is suitable for listeners aged 12-17. And for the adult listeners we have chosen the timeless story Babette's Feast, written by the Danish author Karen Blixen.

 

The reading session for children and young people, Morning dawn, is held at 9am. For the adults, the reading session, Evening dusk, is arranged in the evening at 7pm. The time can of course be adjusted as needed.


Before the Nordic Literature Week starts, the extracts chosen for the read aloud from the three books will be made available on the website for registered institutions in all the Nordic languages and English. The extracts are made for an estimated reading session of 30 minutes.

 

Click on the book covers to read more about this year's books.

 

THE READ ALOUD BOOKS FOR 2019: 

      Morning dawn

      Morning dawn

 

      Evening dusk

 

Pippi

Sofies Verden

Babettes

Children

               

 

Will be available in:

      All Nordic and Baltic languages

      English

 

Youth

        

 

Will be available in:

      All Nordic and Baltic languages

      English

 

       

           

 

Adults

            

 

Will be available in:

      All Nordic and Baltic languages

      English