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Icelandic Author Included in Best European Fiction

Icelandic Kristín Eiríksdóttir is among authors whose short stories are included in the recently-published collection Best European Fiction 2011, edited by the celebrated author Aleksander Hemon.


Kristín Eiríksdóttir.

The collection includes 35 stories by European writers from 32 different countries, stretching from Albania to Ireland. Among contributors are Ingo Schulze from Germany and Hilary Mantel from the UK.

In Open Letters Monthly’s review, Eiríksdóttir’s writing is compared to that of Mantel and described as magnificent. This is the second time that the publisher Dalkey Archive Press has published such a collection of stories.sigruneldjarn

Meanwhile, Icelandic children’s book author and illustrator Sigrún Eldjárn (pictured) has been nominated on behalf of Iceland to the Swedish Alma Award, founded in the memory of Astrid Lindgren in 2002.

This year 175 writers from 62 countries are nominated, including British author Neil Gaiman, who wrote Coraline.

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