x checkmark sr arrow-right brouchure calendar check clock close compass conference download easel epal facebook food-and-shopping food fullscreen grid halls harpa-icon harpa sinfo instagram leaf like listi magnify mail menu minify minus move music opera pictures play plus qoute recording search select-alt select shopping simple-arrow-left simple-arrow-right sitemap telephone ticket twitter youtube spotify snapchat linkedin youtube

NonfictioNOW – Festival pass

This event has passed

NonfictioNOW, University of Iceland and Harpa, 1-4 June, 2017

Keynote addresses at Silfurberg, Harpa:

Gretler:  Cancelled due to a family emergency

2 June, 7.30-8.30pm: Karl Ove Knausgaard

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.

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s (NO) 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.

Aisha Sabatini Sloan (US) is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White and the upcoming essay collection, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit.

Wayne Koestenbaum (US) is the author of National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire as well as several collections of poetry.

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.