Previous Hamsun-events 2015:


4.- 6. September 2015, Lom, Skjåk and Vågå: Poets' days
See the programme here: programme
and visit the Poet's days website at

2.-4. September 2015, Tromsø: 6. Internatinal Hamsun-conference
The Sixth International Hamsun Conference will be held at UiT - Norway´s Arctic University, Tromsø, on September 2-4 2015.

5. - 8. August 2015, Grimstad: Ibsen- and Hamsun festival
The Ibsen- and Hamsundays is the literary festival in Southern Norway. The main events take place from 5. - 8. August, but from this year on the festival is active the whole year. Do visit the webpage of the festival often to keep track of updated information on new events.
Read more about the festival Ibsen- og Hamsundagene, Sørlandets litteraturfestival at

4. August, Hamarøy: Knut Hamsun's birthday
Hamarøy is celebrating Hamsun: Hamsun's birthday is celebrated at the Hamsun-centre, at his childhood home in Hamsund and in the open-air museum Breidablikk with a.o. a wreath-laying ceremony at the bust in Hamsund, music and recitals in the childhood home and a book-night with marathon-recital of Hamsun's Hunger, Pan and On overgrown paths.
See the programme here:: Boknatta.

31. July - 2. August 2015, Kjerringøy: Hamsun-seminar
The seminar will focus on the roles of the painter Karl Erik Harr regarding Hamsun-illustrations, Hamsun-debates and as a Hamsun-enthusiast. There will also be lectures on the history of the place and on the Hamsun-films that were shot here

04, 07, 09, 10 and 17 June 2015, Cologne Germany: Hamsun play Growth of the Soil
The Theatre of Cologne presents their latest production, Knut Hamsun's Growth of the Soil on May 29th. A young ensemble and a former factory as stage. Hamsun is alive. Read more...

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