Bergen, picture by Patrik Kovar @ Unsplash

“Bergen International Literary Festival” will host ‘Literature Live Around The World’ on February the 5th, a six-hour live broadcast, presenting a literary programme from twelve countries from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Among Norway’s biggest literary festivals, the 2022 edition is about to repeat its successful experiment from 2021, which was in itself “a response to […] the pandemic in 2020, but the response we’ve had and the value we’ve seen from the global project mean we want to continue it” so festival director Teresa Grøtan. The theme for 2022 festival is dust. Imagine stardust and cosmic perceptions, desert sand and climate issues, ash and death itself. The theme of dust covers so much, and is both specific and abstract, poetic and prosaic. [You] are looking forward to conversations, debates, lectures, readings and concerts with international as well as local guests. Both fiction and non-fiction literature will be represented. “Literature Live Around the World 2022” will take place on Saturday 5 February, 2022: twelve partners will take part in the six-hour event that will begin in Australia at 2pm (Norwegian time) and will end in the USA at 8pm (Norwegian time). Partners are: Writing Western Australia (Perth, Australia), Owspace (Shanghai, China), Jaipur Literature Festival (India), Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (Dubai), Gaborone Book Festival (Botswana), Cheltenham Literature Festival (UK), Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination (Paris, France), Flipoços, Festival Literário de Poços de Caldas (Minas Gerais, Brazil), Hungarian Translator’s House Foundation (Budapest), Toronto International Festival of Authors (Canada), Bay Area Book Festival (USA). The event will be streamed live on YouTube 

Literature Live Around The World in Bergen, Norway.