23rd of April 2013

I do appreciate the special section the Spanish newspaper El Pais  is dedicating to the World Book Day on 23rd of april.

It is going to reserve a special supplement to the event – “Día del libro 2013” – till the 24th of april: articles, interviews and suggestions by literary bloggers and writers. An invitation to share the pleasure of reading and also an opportunity to know new authors.

I found it particularly interesting the article by WINSTON MANRIQUE SABOGAL  on the contemporary Norwegian literature. Honestly,  I read Ibsen and Gaarder only  and I have known about a new generation of thriller writers, but it is not my favourite genre. The aim of the article is to make the reader informed about contemporary Norwegian narrative, which has a high literary and thametic quality :

“un grupo de escritores noruegos que siguen sorprendiendo al mundo por su alta calidad literaria y temática, acompañada de una crítica reflexiva.” (El Pais)

A useful list of the main important Norwegian authors to be known was provided too: Flogstad , Akjell Askildsen ,Dag Solstad, Herborg Wassmo, Per Petterson ,Karl Ove Knausgaard, Linn Ullmann, Roy Jacobssen, Lars Saabye Christensen.

The program of the “Día del libro 2013” will also include other subjects related to the world of book and literature: self-publishing, bookcrossing, literary blogging and reading suggestions by important writers.

I cannot but follow this special issues by El País and, of course, I will keep you informed about something interesting I have read.

And you, Have you read any Norwegian writer?