Nordic literature at the Book World Prague 2017

As a guest of honour at the last year’s Book World fair, the Nordic countries and their literature were represented by the #ReadNordic campaign which proved to be a major success.

Albeit having a lower profile this year, the Nordic literature will be featured by a small Nordic stand (S117) in the Central Hall of the Palace of Industry, co-managed by the Nordic embassies and the Scandinavian House, with newest translations from Scandinavian languages on display and a selection of books on sale. An assortment of booklets and leaflets about the North will also be available.

In addition, six Nordic authors are coming to the Book World this year: Tuomas Kyrö, Riikka Pelo, Frida Nilsson, Alen Mešković, Selma Lønning Aarø and Marit Reiersgård.

Come and join us for a traditional Nordic Literature Evening, organised by the Scandinavian House and featuring all of the authors. The event starts at 7 PM on Friday, 12 May, in the Lapidarium of the National Museum (located at Holešovice Exhibition Grounds).


Thursday 11 May, 8 PM, Literární kavárna Řetězová: Meeting with Bengt Pohjanen
Friday 12 May, 10 AM, S117: The History of Scandinavia by Ivo T. Budil
Friday 12 May, 5 PM, Authors‘ Room (Left wing of the Palace): Alen Mešković and his novel Ukulele Jam
Friday 12 May, 7 PM, Lapidarium of the National Museum: Nordic Literary Evening
Saturday 13 May, 11 AM, Literary Café (Right wing of the Palace): I’m coming. Discussion with Selma Lønning Aarø
Saturday 13 May, 2 PM, Lecture room (Right wing of the Palace): Greenland. The island of fulfilled desire
Saturday 13 May, 3:30 PM, P208: Crime fiction of the grim North
Saturday 13 May, 4 PM, Literary Café (Right wing of the Palace): The Nordic literature has a sense of humour, too. Discussion with Tuomas Kyrö and Frida Nilsson.

A complete programme of the fair and additional information is available on