Meet Norwegian Nominees in Lund

Litteralund, the literary festival in the south of Sweden, has become a must-go-to-festival for everyone interested in children’s books in the Oresund region – much due to the staff’s fingerspitzgefühl when inviting authors and illustrators from all over the world. Notable names such as Lennart Hellsing, Lilian Brøgger, Aidan Chambers and Kitty Crowther have all been on the guest list in recent years.

Even if this year’s program regretfully isn’t as international as in previous years, the festival is surely worth a visit. For example, Stian Hole and Bjørn Sortland from Norway will be there. Both are nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2011 and Stian Hole just came back to Scandinavia after picking up the prestigious Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis in Frankfurt.

Also, the festival presents Stefan Casta‘s green line: an exhibition of illustrators that have illustrated texts by author and jury member Stefan Casta. The exhibition features artists such as Staffan Gnosspelius, Sara Lundberg och Anna Bengtsson and can be seen at the open-air museum Kulturen.

Litteralund takes place 25-30th of October.

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