To celebrate the release of the historical novel Audur by Vilborg Davídsdóttir, about Icelandic settler Aud the Deep-Minded, publishing house Forlagid and the National Museum of Iceland are organizing a special program at the museum today.
The program begins at 1 pm and is open to everyone. Artist and designer Gaga Skorrdal, known for her design of clothing with strong references to Iceland’s past and present, has rounded up other women pioneers who will show Skorrdal’s work.
Davídsdóttir (pictured) is the author of many historical novels and was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Award for her latest novel Hrafninn (“The Raven”) in 2005.
The author will present her book about Aud the Deep-Minded at the occasion and talk about all the research she undertook before writing it. The book portrays Aud as a young woman in the Hebrides, before she settled in Iceland.
In other book-related news, Café Rosenberg is hosting a night of book reading (in Icelandic) and music tomorrow, beginning at 8 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Among authors who will present their latest books are Ragna Sigurdardóttir, Jónína Leósdóttir and Einar Már Gudmundsson. A secret guest will read from Arnaldur Indridason’s new crime novel, Svörtuloft.
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