Fifteen Icelandic writers and poets will present their work at the Göteborg Book Fair in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 24-27. Also, Páll Stefánsson, photographer and editor of Iceland Review Magazine, will exhibit photos from his new book—Iceland Exposed—his first on Iceland in about ten years.
The program will cover a wide range of subjects, including a discussion of the Icelandic Sagas, a poetry program, and a presentation of children’s books.
The following poets and writers will be present:
Gerður Kristný, Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Jónína Leósdóttir, Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir, Arnaldur Indriðason, Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Þórarinn Leifsson, Andri Snær Magnason, Kári Tulinius, Einar Kárason and Árni Þórarinsson
The Icelandic Literature Center is working on a three-year promotional project in the Nordic countries, aimed at encouraging Nordic translations of Icelandic literature. As part of this project, events have been organized to present contemporary Icelandic literature to publishers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
The Göteborg Book Fair is the largest book fair in the Nordic countries, visited by more than 100,000 people every year. The Icelandic stand in Göteborg is designed by HAF studio. The project is supported by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Promote Iceland, the Icelandic Publishers Association, the Nordic House in Reykjavík, Icelandic Embassy in Stockholm and in collaboration with Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature.