Thursday September 9
The Nordic House
Swedish writer and journalist Patrik Svensson broke through around the world with The Gospel of the Eels, which is both a scientific analysis of the eel but also a poetic and beautiful memoir about a unique relationship between father and son, and the author’s way of coping with the loss of his father. Halla Þórlaug attracted a lot of attention for her book The Quiet Game, a fragmented story that deals in a candid way with love, grief, the loss of her mother and the role of motherhood. The moderator of the discussion is Björn Halldórsson, author of the book Route One, which was published earlier this year, and which deals specifically with grief and the loss of a father.