Podcasts on Icelandic Art and Literature

Fabulous Iceland / Sagenhaftes Island

Impressions from five eventful days as the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2011.

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Halldór Laxness

“On this occasion, I think of my book-loving country, Iceland, which has kept its watchful eye on me ever since I took my first steps as an author,” said Halldór Laxness when he returned to Iceland with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.

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Literature that lasts

“I believe that we need poetry, if we want to come through the storm,” said the author Thor Vilhjálmsson in an interview with Sagenhaftes Island, shortly before his death.

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The translator Karl-Ludwig Wetzig

Gunnar Gunnarsson is by no means a forgotten writer. Karl-Ludwig Wetzig has just completed his German translation of Gunnar’s Svartfugl/The Black Cliffs/Schwarze Vögel, a novel based partly on the author’s own complicated person life.

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