The literary works of Steinunn Sigurðardóttir are well known among readers both in Iceland and abroad. Her writing has been translated into many languages and adapted for film. She emerged as a talented author at the age of 19, and since then has published novels, poetry and children’s books, and written drama for radio and television. British novelist and screenwriter David Nicholls, whose novels Starter for Ten (2003) and One Day (2009) were both adapted into films, has created screen adaptations of Great Expectations, Tess of the D’Urbervilles and other classics. This panel will explore the ways in which stories travel from reader to reader, language to language and page to screen.
Stories that Travel and Transform: David Nicholls & Steinunn Sigurðardóttir
Moderator: Björn Halldórsson