The seminar program is the heart of the Fair

The four days of the Book Fair are filled with literary talks, readings, and discussions and debates on almost every conceivable topic. Offering over 400 seminars, the Book Fair seminar program will treat visitors to a myriad of voices, meetings with authors and literary experiences.

Among the many international names visitors will note writers like Arundhati Roy, Val McDermid, Sophie Kinsella, Eka Kurniawan, Frances Hardinge, Kitty Crowther and Jenny Colgan.

They will also be able to listen to former German president Joachim Gauck, terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni, philosopher Ágnes Heller, Syrian journalist Samar Yazbek, and British historians Catherine Merridale and Peter Frankopan.

The English version of the seminar program presents the seminars held in non-Scandinavian languages. The full program can be found here.

kitty crowther

eka kurniawan

loretta napoleoni

peter frankopan

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Voices from Ireland

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22 Nobel laureates

Several Nobel laureates have participated in the seminar program: Svetlana Aleksijevitj, Willy Brandt, Joseph Brodsky, Arvid Carlsson, Shirin Ebadi, Dario Fo, Nadine Gordimer, Günter Grass, Seamus Heaney, Imre Kertész, Doris Lessing, Herta Müller, Kenzaburo Oe, Orhan Pamuk, José Saramago, Isaac B. Singer, Wole Soyinka, Tomas Tranströmer, Desmond Tutu, Derek Walcott, Mario Vargas Llosa, Elie Wiesel.

Several Nobel laureates have participated in the seminar program: Svetlana Aleksijevitj, Willy Brandt, Joseph Brodsky, Arvid Carlsson, Shirin Ebadi, Dario Fo, Nadine Gordimer, Günter Grass, Seamus Heaney, Imre Kertész, Doris Lessing, Herta Müller, Kenzaburo Oe, Orhan Pamuk, José Saramago, Isaac B. Singer, Wole Soyinka, Tomas Tranströmer, Desmond Tutu, Derek Walcott, Mario Vargas Llosa, Elie Wiesel.

1989 2010

Nadine Gordimer

1988 1990 1996 2000

Tomas Tranströmer

1993 2008 2011 2016

Herta Müller

1995 2005 2006

Orhan Pamuk

Dario Fo

2005

2005