Literature Night in Brno

Jiří Mahen Library and the Scandinavian House Brno Branch are organizing Literature Night in Brno with special focus on Nordic countries. In frame of the campaign #ReadNordic four Nordic authors – Antti Tuomainen, Majgull Axelsson, Kim Leine and Jørn Lier Horst – will be present at readings and will take part in a moderated discussion.


18.00 – 22.00 Meetingpoint
Jiří Mahen Library (Kobližná 4)

1st series of literature readings Finland / Sweden

18.00 – 18.30  Antti Tuomainen – Dark As My Heart (Finland)
Literary bench Mahenka (Jakubské náměstí)
Reading: Ondřej Jiráček, guest: Antti Tuomainen

18.00 – 18.30 Majgull Axelsson – My Name Is Not Miriam  (Sweden)
Atrium of Jiří Mahen Library (Kobližná 4)
Reading: Ivana Hloužková, guest: Majgull Axelsson

Main programme

19.00 – 20.30 Meeting with the Nordic writers, book signing
Atrium of Jiří Mahen Library (Kobližná 4)
Guests: Jørn Lier Horst, Majgull Axelsson, Antti Tuomainen, Kim Leine
Interpreted into Czech.

2nd series of literature readings Norway / Denmark

21.00 – 21.30 Jørn Lier Horst – Closed For Winter (Norway)
Klein Palace (nám. Svobody 15)
Reading: Larry Hauser, guest: Jørn Lier Horst

21.00 – 21.30 Kim Leine – The Prophets of the Eternal Fjord (Denmark)
Café SKØG URBAN HUB (Dominikánské nám. 187/5)
Reading: Jan Kolařík, guest: Kim Leine

3rd series of literature readings
Mahen Memorial (Mahenova 8)

Reading of non-Nordic authors: Eva Menasse, Joseph O´Connor and Etgar Keret

Admission to all events free.