A Reading and Conversation with Icelandic Author Ofeigur Sigurdsson

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Venue: JO 3.516
Admission: Free
Season: 2018-19

Brought to you by the Center for Translation Studies and Deep Vellum Publishing:

Ófeigur Sigurðsson's novel The Wasteland, translated by Lytton Smith, is forthcoming from Deep Vellum Publishing. The author will do a reading, which will be followed by a discussion.

About the book: After a grueling solo expedition on the Vatnajökull Glacier, Austrian toponymist Bernhardt Fingerberg returns to civilization, barely alive, and into the care of Dr. Lassi. The doctor, suspicious of his story, attempts to discover his real motives for venturing into the treacherous wastelands of Iceland — but the secrets she unravels may be more dangerous than they’re worth.

https://deepvellum.org/product/oraefi-the-wasteland/

Bio: Ófeigur Sigurðsson was born in Reykjavík in 1975. He is a graduate of the University of Iceland with a degree in philosophy. He made his poetry debut in 2001 with Skál fyrir skammdeginu (Cheers to the Winter Darkness), and published his first novel, Áferð (Texture), in 2005. Since then, he has published six books of poetry and three novels, in addition to his work as an accomplished translator. Sigurðsson was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature in 2011 for his novel, Jón, making him the first Icelander to receive the prize. His novel Öræfi: The Wasteland was published in Iceland in 2014 to great critical and commercial acclaim, and received the Book Merchant’s Prize in 2014 and the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2015. He currently resides in Antwerp, Belgium.

For more information contact:
Shelby Vincent
[email protected]
972-883-2030


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