The first edition of Stockholm Literature will feature several prominent international names: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Svetlana Aleksijevitj, Teju Cole, Monika Fagerholm, Olga Grjasnowa, Felicitas Hoppe, Jan Kjærstad, Merethe Lindström, Gu Lei, Arne Lygre, Philipp Meyer, Dy Plambeck, Judith Schalansky, Taiye Selasi, Kim Thúy and Chen Xiaoling. A total of 13 authors and three playwrights.
The entire programme of events will be announced on 17 September and will include several surprises, for instance performances of works that have never been staged before, with a focus on poetry and translation, contemporary playwrights in association with Dramaten&, and film screenings. These events are included in the festival pass.
Literature and art exist close to each other. It is important to remind ourselves of this – the festival will be a chance to see what happens when they are brought together, says Daniel Birnbaum, director of Moderna Museet.
A festival pass giving admission to Stockholm Literature is available through ticnet.se for 199 SEK. The festival pass also gives free admission to Moderna Museet’s exhibitions during the festival. Separate tickets are required for the 12 major events in the Auditorium (SEK 65). All other events and readings are included in the festival pass (subject to availability). Tickets will be on sale at Moderna Museet from Friday 25 October at 17, when ticket sales through ticne ends.