This weekend the literary festival "Reine Ord" is taking place in Reine, not far from where I live, with writers such as Per Petterson, Anne B. Ragde, Kjartan Fløgstad and Mustafa Can. Last night I attended an Italian evening with Klaus Hagerup and his wife Bibbi Børresen. Together they have written two books from different regions in Italy, discussing food and wine local to the regions. I haven't read any of the books myself, but I love Italy and Hagerup used to be one of my favourite authors when I was younger, so it seemed like a perfect match.
It was a great night. Bibbi talked about the history, geography and food of the regions, and Klaus read excerpts from their books, which were really funny. The restaurant served a buffet of Italian and local food and some great Italian wines. I went with my Mum, and we both had a good time. The power went out a couple of hours before the event, but we hardly even noticed until it came back just before we went home.