Five Icelandic Authors Featured at the Göteborg Book Fair, September 28th to October 1st.

Authors Bergsveinn Birgisson, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Hildur Knútsdóttir, Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir and Steinunn Sigurðardóttir to participate in Book Fair events.


Steinunn-sigThe Gothenburg Book Fair will be held September 28th to October 1st this year. Like previous years, Icelandic authors and Icelandic literature will feature prominently at the fair and various books by Icelandic authors will be displayed and presented at the Icelandic Stand.Bergsveinn-klippt

Authors Bergsveinn Birgisson, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl and Steinunn Sigurðardóttir will discuss the role of the author in the present day, Steinunn and Eiríkur will give poetry readings, Eiríkur takes part in a panel discussion with other Nordic authors on “Life in an era of despair”, Hildur Knútsdóttir will give a talk on children and horror and Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, this year´s Icelandic nominee to the Nordic Council Children and Young People´s Literature Prize, will appear alongside other nominees for the prize from the Nordic countries.

Hildur-klipptEvent Schedule of the Icelandic authors in Gothenburg

Eirikur-klipptThese last years, The Icelandic Literature Center has aimed its promotional work especially at the Nordic area, with the specific target of increasing the number of translations of Icelandic literature into the Nordic languages. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in applications for translation grants from Nordic publishing houses, intended for the translation of Icelandic literature into Nordic languages.Kristin-Ragna

At the onset of the Book Fair, the novels Ör by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir and Kata by Steinar Bragi will be published in Swedish.

The Gothenburg Book Fair is the largest book fair in Scandinavia, attended each year by around 100.000 visitors. The book fair´s schedule of literary events has around 3000 event listings and more than 800 exhibitors participate, along with over 2000 authors and lecturers.

Iceland participates in the fair in cooperation with Promote Iceland.Basinn-2

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