Selected Program Highlights in English 2016

16-07-25 On 26-28 August 2016, the annual Sigtuna Literature Festival returns to our town. Literature connects us all, so it is fitting that all local venues will open their doors, hearts and minds as the town of Sigtuna becomes a living arena for literature. Important and topical conversations and meetings with authors will be interspersed with […]

Sigtuna will once again be filled with literature!

16-04-27 For our English speaking visitors, we are happy and honored to welcome Samar Yazbek, Anne Enright, Cynthia Haven and Igor Pomerantsev to this years festival. You can read more about the program here. ——————————————————————————————————————————– International Authors in Attendance in Sigtuna Literature Festival 2016 Samar Yazbek Samar Yazbek (born 1970 in Syria) is a journalist and author. […]

Live recordings from 2015 with Masha Gessen and Fiona Sampson

15-08-24 Some of the conversations during the Sigtuna Literature Festival has been recoded live. In English we have record Masha Gessen and Fiona Sampson.   Opposition and struggle in today’s Russia – meet the author and journalist Masha Gessen In a conversation with Björn Wiman, Head of Culture at Dagens Nyheter, Masha Gessen discusses the developments […]

Selected Program Highlights in English 2015

15-07-02 Poetry and the question of free speech – meet the poet Tomas Venclova Saturday August 22 at 11:00, 1909 Sigtuna Stads Hotell Tomas Venclova is considered one of the main poets of Eastern Europe of the 1900s. Together with Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz he has been awarded the Prize of Two Nations. Tomas Venclova has […]

Highlights from Sigtuna Literature Festival 2014

15-01-02 Every year we have the pleasure of welcoming international writers to our festival. In 2014 we enjoyed very much the program listened below.   Writers meeting with Richard Ford held by Josette Bushell-Mingo Having been repeatedly awarded and honored in his own country, Richard Ford made a brand new breakthrough in Sweden with his novel Canada, […]

From dream to reality

14-06-04 As the first town, and fastest growing municipality in Sweden, Sigtuna has ambitious goals. Sigtuna’s strategy focuses on its cultural heritage and the natural advantages the destination enjoys when it comes to its location.

Sigtuna, Where Sweden begins

14-04-04 Established in 970AD, Sigtuna is Sweden’s first town and is renowned for having more runic stones than any other in Scandinavia, and hence the world. Runic stones can be seen as a viking form of twitter, with a limited writing space, where the writers left information on themselves and of significant events.

Sigtuna Today

13-10-04 Sigtuna, which sits on the shores of lake Mälaren, is located approximately 50 kilometers north west of Stockholm. With a population of some 8,500 people, the town is part of the larger municipality of Sigtuna kommun which has some 41,000 residents and is also home to Sweden’s largest Airport, Stockholm Arlanda.

Facts Sigtuna Literature Festival 2013

13-09-04 72 events 15 venues 1 800 people attending 15 events live streamed 754 following events online   FROM THE PROGRAM 45 of Sweden´s most renowned authors, including Henning Mankell and the winner of the International Dagger Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström. 25 local authors Courses in book binding Writers courses for young writers Philosophical Café Literary […]

Sigtuna Literature Festival is growing

12-11-15 Since the start, the vision has been very clear: by 2020, Sigtuna Literature Festival will be Scandinavia's leading literature festival. The opening day in August became a success. 1300 enthusiastic attendants came to take part in Sigtuna’s literature festival premiere. And even more people were attending through a global live stream. Now we take a step even further and extend Sigtuna Literature Festival 2013 to a two day long event in August 17-18. Both international and national writers stand on the agenda.