|Title of the Programme||Culture|
|Title of the Project||Authors' Reading Month - guest of honour Norway|
|Number of the Project||KU-CA2-036|
|Project Partner from Donor State|
NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad (Norway)
Estimated project duration: 04/2022–03/2024
Target group: artists, students, general public
|Total Eligible Costs|
244 828 EUR
200 000 EUR (82 %)
The project combines the mobility of writers with audience building and helps to promote the original Norwegian and Czech literature abroad. It involves writers from Norway and Czechia. The project’s purpose is, among others, to convey current thinking about the European context, disrupt stereotypes, explain and connect.
31 Norwegian authors will join their colleagues from the Czech Republic and other European countries to participate in the project including dozens of authors’ readings and associated events. The outputs will include a book of essays introducing the Norwegian authors’ thinking about their country, an audiovisual anthology tracing contemporary Norwegian literature, and an audiovisual documentation archive providing a snapshot of the culture and society of Norway from the perspective of its literary elite.
The cornerstone of the project will be the 24th edition of the Authors’ Reading Month (ARM) festival, which will include 31 Norwegian authors as guests of honour. The ARM festival was first held in 2000 in Brno and gradually spread to other towns and countries. In Czechia, it takes place in Brno and Ostrava, while simultaneous events are held in Bratislava, Prešov and Lviv. The Norwegian edition will also take place in Oslo.