Nonfiction festival and conversation series in Bergen, Norway

Festival, 17 February 2018

On 17 February, 2018 the annual nonfiction book festival VERDEN I BERGEN – «the world comes to Bergen», roughly translated – will gather around 35 authors, journalists and scholars from Norway and across the world to address a number of pertinent issues the international community is faced with in the present as well as in the future. The festival takes place at the House of Literature in Bergen, Norway.

Half of the programme is in English (scroll down the page to see the English text):

The climate whistleblower

Boundaries of identity

Images of Europe’s borders

My life with plants

A hymn to hearing

War refugees and economic migrants

The invisible Russians

Life on the line for free speech


Conversation series, spring/fall 2018

What does it mean to be human in the world today? How do large societal changes like economic collapse, war and conflict, climate change or religious control affect the individual life? Some of the foremost authors of literary nonfiction visit the House of Literature in Bergen to talk about the little (wo)man in the big world.

Programme to be announced.



For more info, please contact head of festival Teresa Grøtan:

E-mail: teresa@grotan.org

Phone: 0047 92 28 85 50