Tagged: Knut Hamsun

A Hamsun centennial

Nobel Prize-winning Markens grøde turns 100 this year, to much celebration in Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The centennial this year of the publication of Knut Hamsun’s Markens grøde (Growth of the Soil),...

A Norwegian Enigma in America

Oslo literary festival explores Knut Hamsun’s literary legacy M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway At noon on Saturday, September 5, the main auditorium of Litteraturhuset (“The Literature House”) in Oslo, was filled to capacity. The...

Love letters read after 118 years

Several love letters penned over 100 years ago by Norwegian author Knut Hamsun, winner of the 1920 Nobel Literature Prize, were opened on Jan. 4 at the National Library in Oslo Culture Minister Anniken...

Knut Hamsun Film Series and Lectures in NYC

The New York Public Library present lectures on Knut Hamsun, and relevant films every Tuesday through Dec. 8. The documentary Divine Madness: Hamsun in America followed by discussions will also take place at Scandinavia House...

Lecture with Architect Steven Holl at Scandinavia House

The Knut Hamsun Centre opened in Hamarøy, Norway, in August of this year to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Hamsun’s birth. Architect Steven Holl, who designed the centre, will delve into the concept...

Israeli criticism of Hamsun commemoration

The Israeli Foreign Minster Avigdor Lieberman has accused Norway of spreading antisemittic attitudes through the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of author Knut Hamsun (photo). This is reported by the Israeli...

Growth of the Soil recording sessions

This is a behind-the-scenes from recording sessions with the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra, KORK. The sessions were recorded for the release of the newly restored silent movie Markens Grøde (Growth of the Soil) from 1921....

Knut Hamsun museum now open in northern Norway

New York City, August 4, 2009 – The Knut Hamsun Center, located in Hamarøy, Norway and designed by Steven Holl Architects, opens to the public on August 4, 2009 to celebrate the 150th anniversary...

The Hamsun Days in Hamarøy

The Hamsun Days will take place in Hamarøy, Nordland August 4 -10, 2009 The new Hamsun Centre will open on August 4 to coincide with the 150-year anniversary of Hamsun’s birth. Her Royal Highness Crown...