A reading and discussion of the novel The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley will take place at the Culture House in Reykjavík on Monday, May 31. The author will present the book herself, relate how it came into being, discuss her ties to Iceland and answer questions.
The following day, a reading and platform discussion will take place at the Reykjavík Academy at 4 pm, on June 6 a reading is scheduled at the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute at Skriduklaustur, east Iceland, and on June 9 Sunley will read from her book and chat with visitors at the Municipal Library in Akureyri.
Sunley is an American of Icelandic descent. Her book was published in 2008 and received critical acclaim. In 2009 it came out in Icelandic translation by Thórdís Bachmann under the title Freyjuginning.
The story takes place in Iceland and among the descendants of Icelandic settlers in Canada. In many ways, it is a story about an immigrant community and the experience of living far from one’s homeland.
How have the Icelandic immigrants in Gimli remained connected to their Icelandic heritage?
The event at the Culture House on Monday is hosted by Ugla Publishing and Iceland National League and is free of charge. It begins at 4:30 pm. The program will be in both Icelandic and English.
Coffee and kleinur (twisted Icelandic doughnuts) will be served. All are welcome.