Irish writers descend on Gothenburg book fair

Published torsdag 27 september 2012 kl 14.51
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The largest book fair in the Nordics in Gothenburg Photo: Mattias Ahlm/SVT Bild

The theme of the Gothenburg Book Fair this year is Nordic literature. But organizers have also invited a group of distinguished Irish authors to the festivities.

The fair, the biggest of its kind in the Nordics, brings together writers, publishers,  and politicians to share their stories and experiences.

Earlier we spoke to one of the Irish writers who is attending the fair. Eilis Ni Dhuibhne is an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer.

“As you know we have a long-standing connection to Scandinavia from the Middle Ages but I guess now-a-days relations are more casual perhaps,” she says.

“I think it’s time for Irish writers to present themselves to Scandinavia and the world.”