The Book of Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is known for its striking architecture, Viking heritage and volcanic activity, Reykjavik attracts a constant stream of visitors all year round to a diminuitive capital city that is home to more than half of Iceland's population. 

Icelanders hold their writers and poets in the same regard as the kings, queens and heroes of their mythic past, and have a deep-rooted love of literature. It is said every Icelander has a story up their sleeve. Here we have gathered ten short stories by ten Icelandic authors which captures this vibrant, modern city that is brimming with creative energy, and unearth the cosmopolitan metropolis hiding in the guise of a small-town fishing village. 

Includes a foreword written by award-winning Icelandic author Sjón.

Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb, Philip Roughton, Lytton Smith, Meg Maitch and Larissa Kyzer.

Published with the support of the Icelandic Literature Center. 

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Book Details

17 Jun 2021