ReadNordic_logo_vlajky_CMYK_pozitivni_1200The campaign #ReadNordic is focused on promotion of Nordic literature in the Czech Republic. It is organized by Embassy of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Prague, coordinated by the Scandinavian House and supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, Danish Arts Foundation and Swedish Arts Council.

The campaign started in September 2015 and continues till May 2016 when the Nordic countries will be the guests of honour at the Book World Prague, the largest annual book fair in the Czech Republic with more than 35.000 visitors. The campaign, divided into 8 thematic months (see the table below), is run mostly on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – follow and use the hashtag #readnordic). A culture event connected to the campaign theme takes place every month.

A Nordic reading challenge is organized throughout the campaign – read eight Nordic books corresponding to monthly criteria, fill in the e-form or paper leaflet and win a trip to Scandinavia or share your reading experience on social media using the campaign hashtag and win every month. More information here (only in Czech).

Monthly Themes

SEPTEMBER 2015Children's literature
OCTOBER 2015Sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novels, comics
NOVEMBER 2015Classics, historical novels
DECEMBER 2015Crime novels
JANUARY 2016Contemporary literature
FEBRUARY 2016Film adaptations
MARCH 2016Poetry and lyrical prose
APRIL 2016Humour
MAY 2016Book World Prague, May 12-15, 2016


#ReadNordic Events Calendar

September 10#ReadNordic Launch
September 21-27H. C. Andersen's Week - lecture, comic book presentation, film screenings, afternoon for children
October 23-24KomiksFEST! - Joakim Pirinen and Lene Ask in Prague
November 10Chilly History - A composed evening about Finnish historical novels
November 25-26Nordic Days 2015 - Johanna Holmström and Tore Renberg in Prague
December 5Adventure in the Library - Scavenger hunt
January 14Martin Jensen and Tore Kvæven in Prague
January 15Martin Jensen and Tore Kvæven in Pilsen
January 26Nordic Literary Salon in Brno
February 15Erlend Loe in Prague
February 15-21Nordic Film Winter in Prague
March 31#Twitterpoetry evening with Swedish poet Elis Burrau
April 14Nordic Film Thursdays: Arto Paasilinna's Charming Mass Suicide movie
April 29Humour in Finnish Literature - Minna Lindgren in Prague
May 11Literature Night in Prague
May 11Literature Night in Brno
May 12-15Book World Prague 2016


Press Releases



Michal Švec, project coordinator

Jitka Jindřišková, project coordinator

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