Welcome to NonfictioNOW 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland

from 1st to 4th June 2017


The NonfictioNOW Conference is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, teachers, and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction. Panels and readings highlight the myriad forms of nonfiction, from the video essay and graphic essays, to the memoir, lyric essay, and literary journalism. Past keynote speakers have included Alison Bechdel, Rebecca Solnit, Pico Iyer, Lauren Slater, Richard Rodriguez, and Tim Flannery among others.

The 2017 conference in Reykjavik, Iceland will be hosted at the University of Iceland and the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. We have just released our full program (subject to change), which you can download here


Due to a family emergency, Gretel Ehrlich had to return to the US and cancel her keynote address at Harpa Concert and Conference Center on Friday, 2 June, at 3:45-4:45pm. Given how little time there is until the conference begins, there will be no replacement for Ehrlich and no other event at that time. However, Leila Philip will read from Ehrlich’s work during the Authors’ Evening at the Nordic House on 3 June, 9-11:30pm.

Photo of Reykjavik courtesy of Kristinn Ingvarsson
NonfictioNOW photos courtesy of Scott Morris