Andri Snær, Kristín Eiríksdóttir & Bergur Ebbi at The Göteborg Book Fair this fall

2. April, 2020 News

UPDATE: The Göteborg Book Fair will not be held as planned due to Coronavirus and no authors outside Sweden will participate this year.

The Göteborg Book Fair in Sweden is the largest book fair in Scandinavia. It will be held September 24th to 27th this year and like previous years, Icelandic authors and Icelandic literature will feature prominently at the fair. 

The Icelandic authors Andri Snær Magnason, Kristín Eiríksdóttir og Bergur Ebbi will take part in different seminars with several authors from the other Nordic countries, and talk about their new books and other various topics. 

The Icelandic Literature Center organizes the participation of the authors, along with the Book Fair's organizers.

South Africa is the Guest of Honor this year and further themes are Digital Culture and Reading promotion.

The Icelandic Stand

Together with Promote Iceland, The Icelandic Literature Center will host a special stand at the fair where books by Icelandic authors will be presented and available for sale. Many of those will be available in Swedish translations. The Icelandic Publishers Association will be in charge of book-selling.

About The Göteborg Book Fair

The Göteborg Book Fair is the largest book fair in Scandinavia. The book fair´s schedule of literary events has around 3000 event listings and more than 800 exhibitors participate, along with over 2000 authors and lecturers.

Started in 1985 as a conference for librarians with 5,000 visitors the first time, the fair now gathers about 90,000 book lovers every year.

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