The Hamsun Days in Hamarøy

30th of July to the 4th of August 2014

Place: Hamarøy, Nordland

About the Hamsun Days:
Author and Nobel Price Laureate Knut Hamsun grew up on beautiful Hamarøy in Nordland. Since the first event in 1982, the Hamsun Days have contributed to spreading knowledge of Knut Hamsun's life and works, and his close connection to Hamarøy.The literary seminar that is organised by the Hamsun Society is the most significant scholarly seminar about Knut Hamsun's life and works.

The program includes:
- Literary seminar
- "Adventours"
- Author meetings
- Concerts
- Art exhibitions
- Theatre
- Folk life

Practical information:
For information about accommodation, travel and sightseeing, see

Hamsunstiftelsen Hamarøy


Articles about Hamsun and Hamarøy in English:

Eric P. Olsen:
Artist of Sceptism. Knut Hamsun, Father of the Modern School of Literature

The article describes Hamsun's life and work and shows his importance in literature.

Eric P. Olsen:
Hamsun's Nordland

"Norway's arctic north cast a spell upon the youthful Knut Hamsun, the novelist who would win the Nobel Prize for his lyrical portrayal of this majestic landscape and its people."