A variety of popular authors, scholars and artist from all over the world take part in the festival this year.
Among authors this year are: Candace Fleming and Eric Rohman from the United States, Katrine Klinken from Denmark, Jutta Bauer from Germany, Polly Horvath from Canada, Svein Nyhus from Norway og and the icelandic authors Kristín Arngrímsdóttir, Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir, Sigrún Eldjárn and Þórarinn Eldjárn.
Among scholars giving lectures and taking part in seminars are: Anna Heiða Pálsdóttir, Ármann Jakobsson and Dagný Kristjánsdóttir from Iceland, Kristin Hallberg from Sweden, Fridunn Tørå Karsrud, Kirsti-Nina Frønæs and Unni Mette Solberg from Norway.