Long-renowned Icelandic writer Vilborg Dagbjartsdóttir, feminist activist, modernist poet and adored children’s author, will talk to poet, playwright and author Kristín Ómarsdóttir about her life’s work. Vilborg Dagbjartsdóttir in Conversation with Kristín Ómarsdóttir (Conducted in Icelandic)
Food writer and cooking enthusiast Nanna Rögnvaldardóttir, who boasts a collection of 1,700 recipe books, will talk on food in literature and literature on food. Food in Literature, Literature on Food: Nanna Rögnvaldardóttir (Conducted in Icelandic)
Teju Cole, star guest of the 2015 Reykjavík International Literary Festival, and Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, one of Iceland’s best-known writers, will formally open the festival with a keynote address at Nordic House. Cole, a Nigerian-American novelist and journalist, is a rising star in the literary world, with two acclaimed novels and several awards to his name. … Continue reading Official Opening and Keynote Address
World War II and its many atrocities arguably form one of the darkest periods in human history, and writing on such a topic can spark debate and division among readers and victims. Timur Vermes is the German author of Look Who’s Back, a controversial satirical novel that imagines Adolf Hitler awakening in 2011. Swedish author … Continue reading Writing About World War II: Can you? Should you? How to?