Louisiana’s international literature festival celebrates a diverse selection of the best contemporary literature from all around the world. The authors performs on stages all around the museum with a wide selection of modes of expression such as readings, conversations, discussions, songs and performance pieces.
Louisiana Literature 2018 will be from 23.-26.8. More information to be announced during Spring.
A four-day tightly packed programme makes it almost impossible to include everything, but luckily the festival has a long 'afterlife' on Louisiana Channel where many of the authors, who have been guests at Louisiana Literature, are featured - for instance Zadie Smith, Patti Smith, Tomas Espedal, Richard Ford, Nicole Krauss and Henning Mankell.
NEWS & UPDATES
Mexican author Valeria Luiselli created a new audio walk in English for last year's festival. Listen to her work and other hightlights from previous years here.
Louisiana and literature
Literature has always had a place at Louisiana. Through the years the museum has welcomed authors and hosted literary events, just as it has made room for music and architecture. Previously, Nordic poetry days were held and in the 1980s Louisiana gave Eastern European dissident authors a place to speak freely. It was also at Louisiana that Salman Rushdie appeared in public in 1992 - for the first time since the fatwa calling for his assassination was issued.
Louisiana’s literature festival saw the light of day in August 2010 and was a resounding success. Since then, it has become an annual event bringing together over 40 authors from Denmark and abroad and thousands of festival goers during the four-day festival.
Thus Louisiana Literature upholds a strong tradition. The event keeps the museum engaged in the world of literature, and at the same time the festival emphasizes great literature and its necessity.
C. L. DAVIDS FOUNDATION AND COLLECTION supports Louisiana Literature