True and False Stories

Autobiography is a genre that raises questions about truth, perspective and the fine line between fiction and nonfiction. Writer and former mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr and Icelandic author Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir have both experimented with ‘fictional autobiography’, writing books based on their own experiences that openly blend fiction and embellishment with truth. They join Swedish author Lena Andersson to examine this genre and the ways in which true and false stories can intermingle.

True and False Storie: Lena Andersson, Jón Gnarr & Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir

Moderator: Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir