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Sverrir Norland

By August 23, 2021September 5th, 2021Participants

Sverrir Norland is an Icelandic author, translator, publisher, TV book critic, speaker, and thinker. In 2019, he was chosen for the Emerging Writer on Tour program, a program with the aim of promoting European literature coming from lesser known and used linguistic areas. His latest book is Stríð og kliður (War & Noise, 2021), a personal essay on nature, technology, and the human imagination. It was met with great acclaim in his native country. Sverrir has also published two novels with Forlagið, Iceland’s leading publishing house: Kvíðasnillingarnir (Masters of Anxiety, 2014) and Fyrir allra augum (In Plain Sight, 2016); and many short stories and poems in various literary journals and magazines. Sverrir runs a small publishing house called AM Forlag. He has translated from both French and English books by Maurice Sendak, Tomi Ungerer, Pénélope Bagieu, and Carson Ellis.

Sverrir Norland takes part in panel discussion called Environment and Conscience.