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Reykjavík Literary Festival Kicks Off

The Reykjavík International Literary Festival began in Iceland’s capital yesterday. Noble Laureate in Literature Herta Müller gave the opening address.


The Nordic House. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Readings and Q&A sessions with authors will take place at the festival’s main venues of the Nordic House and Idnó; up to 30 Icelandic and foreign authors are participating, reports.

Various related events will take place around the city, including photo exhibitions, lectures, a literary walk and dance.

The festival is attended by both professional writers and book enthusiasts; its managing director Stella Soffía Jóhannsdóttir said foreign publishers are also very interested.

Iceland will be the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.

The Reykjavík International Literary Festival will run through September 11.

Click here to read more about the festival and visit its website to learn more about the program.


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