Edinburgh International Book Festival 

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Date:  10 August 2014 – 16 August 2014
Dea Brøvig - The Last Boat HomeDea Brøvig – The Last Boat Home

Edinburgh International Book Festival welcomes four Norwegian names this year – and not just any names. Karl Ove Knausgaard will share his thoughts about walking in the footsteps of Proust. Additionally, the festival sees talks by Tore Renberg, who will be launching his new neo-noir novel during the festival, the young, rising star Dea Brøvig and crime writing sensation Gunnar Staalesen.

Karl Ove Knausgaard: In the Footsteps of Proust

Norwegian literary sensation Karl Ove Knausgaard is gathering an ever-increasing band of avid followers of his epic and much-discussed six-volume novel cycle, My Struggle. ‘It’s completely blown my mind… I need the next volume like crack’ said Zadie Smith, while the Guardian described it as ‘the most significant literary enterprise of our times.’ Knausgaard joins us today to discuss his third volume, Boyhood Island.

Sun 10 Aug 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre
Sold out

Alex Gray & Gunnar Staalesen

Meet Norway’s crime writing sensation Gunnar Staalesen, whose Bergen PI Varg Veum (‘the lone wolf’) has captured the minds of the Eurocrime-loving public. Staalesen joins crime writer Alex Gray to talk about his latest thriller, Cold Hearts.

Sun 10 Aug 6:45pm – 7:45pm  
Royal Bank of Scotland Garden Theatre

Herman Koch & Tore Renberg: Gripping European Fiction

In his follow-up to the bestselling feast that was The Dinner, Herman Koch invites us to a Summer House with Swimming Pool, where a doctor has just lost a superstar patient and is accused by the widow of murder. Norway’s rising star of literary fiction Tore Renberg delivers See You Tomorrow, an eerie neo-noir novel combining horror, hope and heavy metal music. Page-turning just got faster.

Mon 11 Aug 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

Karin Altenberg & Dea Brøvig: Family, Friends and Enemies

Meet two exceptional writers whose evocative tales each hinge on a moment of searing drama. Karin Altenberg’s Breaking Light is set in 1950s Devon and features friends trying to offset the terror of bullies and the trauma of family secrets. Dea Brøvig’s debut, The Last Boat Home, conjures up dark mysteries within a home on the windswept southern coast of Norway. Chaired by Jackie McGlone.

Part of the First Book Award Nominee series of events.

Vote for The Last Boat Home by Dea Brøvig in the First Book Award.

Sat 16 Aug 10:15am – 11:15am
The Guardian Spiegeltent

Source: Norway.org.uk




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