Louisiana Literature 2010
Images of the festival, seen from above:
1) Sofi Oksanen being interviewed and reciting in the Louisiana Concert Hall.
2) Karl Ove Knausgård in conversation with festival director Christian Lund.
3) Jørgen Leth and the vocal duo LIFT on the porch in front of the old villa...
4) ... with an attentive crowd amidst the sculptures in the park.
5) Günter Grass and Knud Romer talking to Marc-Christoph Wagner.
6) Suzanne Brøgger and Pablo Lambias discussing their book 'Kærlighedens veje og vildveje'.
7) Shane Brox entertaining the younger festival participants in the Childrens' Wing.
All photos: Klaus Holsting.
At Louisiana Literature 2010 one could meet the winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, Finnish-Estonian Sofi Oksanen, the most talked-about Norwegian writer at this moment, Karl Ove Knausgård, and German Kevin Vennemann, Nobel prize laureate Günter Grass, the prominent swedish writers Kerstin Ekman and Sara Stridsberg as well as a great number of Danish writers and poets of current interest e.g. Suzanne Brøgger and Naja Marie Aidt.
You are welcome to have a look at the whole programme for Louisiana Literature 2010 (in Danish).
Ever since the opening year in 1958 literature has played a special and vital role at Louisiana. Throughout the years the museum has welcomed writers and literary events on the same scale as other art forms such as music and architecture. Nordic poetry days have been held at Louisiana, which in the 1980's became a free meeting forum for dissident writers from Eastern Europe. In 1992 Louisiana also saw the first public appearance by Salman Rushdie following his fatwa and subsequent many years of living undercover.
C.L. Davids Fond og Samling supports Louisiana Literature