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31.08.-03.09.2017, Lom: Diktardage (Poet's days). Growth of the Soil will also here be the theme with 2 seminars, one for students and one for adults. Since Bob Dylan got the Nobel price last year and said no to go to Stockholm, he was invited to Lom but he sends instead his norwegian “stand in” Tom Roger Aadland to compare texts by Dylan and Hamsun, explains Torunn Kjøk from the organizers with a twinkle in her eyes.
Read more at www.diktardagar.no

20.09-02.10.2017, Hamarøy: Symposion. In a collaboration between the Hamsun-centre, the sami centre Arran and the KUN university and with Growth of the Soil as point of departure themes will be presented covering a.o. Hamsun's views on Sami people, women and ecology.
Source: Lokalavisa Nordsalten.

20-24.11.2017, Oslo: An entire week devoted Growth of the Soil. Hamsun's kingdom is moved to the capital Oslo including cod-drying racks, literary-culinary treasures, readings and debates.
Source: Lokalavisa Nordsalten.

This year it is 100 years since Growth of the Soil was published, the novel that 1920 secured Knut Hamsun the Nobel price.
There will be plenty of time for celebrations during the year. We'll inform as soon as we are notified about any events.

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