Vagant is a quarterly literary journal, also covering art, film, music, ideas and contemporary debate, with a frequently updated online edition.
LIAF 2019 has an ongoing collaboration with Vagant, with four of their writers having residency periods in Lofoten throughout the year. Their texts will be published in a separate column, titled Tides, in four issues of Vagant.

First published in 1988, Vagant has featured a plethora of translated literary works, author interviews, book reviews and articles on philosophy, film and contemporary art.
Vagant anno 2017 aims at introducing new ideas and impulses to the Norwegian and Nordic debate on literature, art and society. Through thematic sections the magazine explores emerging ideological trends and current political challenges.
The headquarter is in Berlin, Germany, with the editorial members residing in Bergen, Copenhagen, Leikanger, Oslo, Rome and Stockholm. Since 2005 the magazine has been published by Cappelen Damm and received financial support from the municipality of Bergen, the Cultural Council of Norway, Nordic Culture Fund and Fritt Ord.


  • Susanne Christensen published: 1/2019
  • Mats O. Svensson published: 2/2019
  • The remaining two writers will be announced soon!