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Icelandic Author to Receive Two U.S. Awards

It was announced last Friday that Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason will receive a special honorary prize at the Philip K. Dick Awards in the U.S., one of the world’s most respected sci-fi awards, for his novel LoveStar.

andri-snaer_psAndri Snær Magnason. Photo: Páll Stefansson/Iceland Review.

It has also been announced that Andri’s children’s book The Story of the Blue Planet will receive a special honorary prize at the Green Earth Book Awards, for children’s books that raise awareness of environmental issues, as stated in a press release.

The award will be granted in Salisbury, Maryland, on April 5 and three days later a staging of the book will premiere in the Young People’s Theater in Toronto, Canada, running until early May.

This will be the second time that The Story of the Blue Planet will be staged in Toronto; in 2005 it was nominated as Play of the Year.

Related:

11.01.2013 | Icelandic Author’s Sci-Fi Novel Nominated in the U.S.

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