Meeting with Icelandic writer Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir and talk about her novel “Hotel Silence”

2020 / 11 / 09

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2020 / 11 / 09, 18:30 hours

Time of Event: November 9th at 6.30 PM UTC + 02
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“In Iceland, a country where every third resident is a writer or intends to become one, it is difficult to be a prophet,” – jokes Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, a charismatic Icelandic writer, poet, professor of art history at the University of Iceland, who graduated from the Sorbonne University in France.

Since the debut in 1998, the writer has released a number of bestsellers. For the novel “Hotel Silence”, called one of the most memorable contemporary Icelandic novels, the author was awarded the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2017, and the Nordic Council Literature Prize the following year. The work was also included in the prestigious Italian shortlist Premia Strega Europeo in 2018.

“The distinguishing feature of Ólafsdóttir is the small journeys we embark on to save ourselves and those who care about us. She is the greatest creator of the heart map,”- this is how the writer is introduced by another famous Icelandic writer Sjón.

The writer will be interviewed by Elžbieta Kmitaitė, translator and lecturer at the Scandinavian centre at Vilnius University.

The event will be held in English with simultaneous translation into Lithuanian.

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Event organizers: Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Lithuania, Vilnius County A. Mickevičius Public Library.

Partner: Lithuanian Writers’ Union Publishing House

Supported by Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordplus.