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Shades of grey: Dreary weather, writers with multiple genre and artistic skills mean broad narrative at Longyearbyen’s second literature festival


Erlend Loe opened the festival by discussing writing a screenplay for a satirical comedy during a late afternoon theater screening, met other writers and guests during a long evening sightseeing cruise, read some of his children’s books to two different groups of students the next morning, and wrapped things up with a robust discussion of his adult works at a pub that night.