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LitHouse podcast

LitHouse is the English language podcast from the House of Literature (litteraturhuset) in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers.
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Oct 6, 2017

In this episode, you can hear a conversation between the American writer Paul Auster and the Norwegian critic and former editor, Janneken Øverland. The conversation took place on August 22nd, 2017.

 

Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Oct 6, 2017

In this episode, you can hear a conversation between the Turkish writer and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, and professor of Cultural History at the University of Oslo, Helge Jordheim. Pamuk visited Oslo spring 2017, when his most recent book The Red-Haired Woman was out in Norwegian translation by Ingeborg Fossestøl. The conversation took place on May 24th, 2017.

For more than thirty years, writer and Nobel Prize Laureate Orhan Pamuk has written world literature with Turkey as his vantage point. His strong interest in myths and stories, society and history runs like a common thread throughout his body of work, which connects Eastern and Western cultural heritage and modernity. He is Turkey’s most-read writer, but he is also contested, and he fearlessly takes on complex questions about politics and society, conflicted identities or the life of the artist. Orhan Pamuk was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 2006.

 

Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Oct 6, 2017

In this episode, you can hear a conversation between the Indian writer Arundhati Roy and director of the National Library og Norway Aslak Sira Myhre. They met on stage shortly after Arundhati Roys new novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness came out in Norwegian translation. The conversation took place on September 19th 2017.

 

Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Oct 6, 2017

In this episode, you can hear a conversation between the American writer Chris Kraus and Culture Editor of Morgenbladet, Ane Farsethås. The conversation took place on August 20th, 2017.

 

LitHouse is a podcast from the House og Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Sep 8, 2017

In this episode, you can hear a conversation between the American writer Jonathan Safran Foer and the Norwegian writer and journalist Bjørn Gabrielsen, that took place on August 16th, 2017. Everything solid and fixed falls apart in Jonathan Safran Foer’s third novel Here I Am. The Jewish American couple Jacob and Julia find that both their relationship and the rituals that they have built their family life around, gradually lose their meaning. When the unimaginable happens, and Israel suffers both an earthquake and then a devastating defeat in war, Jacob finds himself in a deep identity crisis, as a husband, a father and a Jew.

 

Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Sep 1, 2017

In this episode, you can hear a conversation between the American writers Siri Hustvedt and Chris Kraus, led by Anne-Hilde Neset, director of Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo.


Why are men still connected to intellect and society, and women to emotions and the body? This is one of the key questions in this conversation, as Hustvedt, Kraus and Neset discuss gender and perception of literature and art, talking about female antiheroes, rage and women’s place and recognition in the art world. In Siri Hustvedt's last essay collection, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, she examines how narrow ideas of gender and perception affect how we experience art and literature. Art and identity is also a topic in her latest novel, The Blazing World. Chris Kraus, famous writer of the kult novel I love Dick, is the author of a number of genre bending essays and novels dealing with women's experiences in the art world. The conversation took place on August 21st, 2017.

 

Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

May 12, 2017

In this episode, you can hear the American writer Emma Cline talking with the Norwegian writer and editor Mattis Øybø. The conversation took place on April 26th, 2017.

 

Emma Clines acclaimed debut novel The Girls struck a nerve in 2016 when it was published in the US. It has been praised by Richard Ford, Jennifer Egan and Lena Dunham – and embraced by readers and critics world wide.
The novel takes us back to California 1969, to a young girl’s quite ordinary and dull life in a small place, and describes in a beautiful language how her life suddenly develops into something totally different, after she meets the girls.
Inspired by the Charles Manson murders, Clines novel asks what forces can make regular teen girls into brutal murderers. Cline circles in on this question from the perspective of the girls themselves.
Writer and editor Mattis Øybø has also written about a charismatic sect, and the road into the extreme in his highly praised novel Ingen er alene/Nobody is alone.

 

Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Feb 11, 2017

In this episode,  the American writer Jenny Offill talks with the Norwegian literary critic Bernhard Ellefsen, in a conversation that took place on August 17th 2016. Introduction by the Norwegian writer Gunnhild Øyehaug.

 

LitHouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Dec 2, 2016

In this episode, the Libyan writer Hisham Matar talks with Helge Jordheim, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Oslo. The conversation took place on august 24th 2016. Introduction by Sigurd Falkenberg Mikkelsen, Middle East correspondent for The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

LitHouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Oct 27, 2016

In this episode the French writer Édouard Louis talks about Toni Morrison, in a lecture that was given at the House of Literature in Oslo on september 23rd 2016.

 

LitHouse is the English language podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo (Litteraturhuset). Music by Apothek.

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