NonfictioNOW, University of Iceland and Harpa, 1-4 June, 2017
Karl Ove Knausgaard at Silfurberg, Harpa, 2 June, 7.30-8.30pm
Karl Ove Knausgaard’s epic six-part autobiographical novel My Struggle blows the boundaries between nonfiction and fiction and has been hailed by the critics as the most important literary work of the 21st century to date. The Norwegian writer’s six-volume autobiographical novel, proved to be a runaway best seller in Norway and also captivated a large and growing number of English-language readers. Some considered him the greatest Norwegian writer since playwright Henrik Ibsen.
Other keynote addresses at NonfictioNOW:
2 June, 3.45-4.45pm: Gretel Ehrlich
4 June, 10-11am: Aisha Sabatini Sloan
4 June, 11.30am-12.30pm: Wayne Koestenbaum
Tickets for one keynote: ISK 1,000. All four keynotes: ISK 3,000.
NonfictioNOW is a biennial gathering of nonfiction writers, teachers, readers and students, highlighting the myriad forms of nonfiction. Founded in the US in 2005, this is the first time that the conference takes place in Europe.