What is the Nordic Literature week? In the gloomiest time of the year, libraries in the Nordic countries organise Nordic Literature Week, as they have been doing each year under the auspices of the Union of Norden Associations since 1997. It is seven days of exhibitions, readings, book presentations and discussions in thousands of libraries, schools and community centres in the Nordic and Baltic countries and Belarus.
The event is designed to showcase Nordic literature and to promote reading and story-telling. Candles will be lit in the darkness of November and excerpts from the Books of the Year will be read aloud. The readings will take place twice a day: in the early morning light (for children) and in the shadow of the evening (for adults). There will also be readings and activities for teenagers and young adults.