Icelandic writer Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir will share her creative reading experience


Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė’s public library is full of life and joy of discovering books as the exclusive interactive exhibition “The Flood of Children’s Books in the Nordic Countries” is often visited by children. In September 13-15th of this year, Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, a well-known Icelandic writer and illustrator curating the exhibition, will visit the library.

In the library, she will share her experience of a creative relationship with a book, will lead into a rich world of children’s imagination, enrich the lives of readers with the highest quality of aesthetic and emotional experiences, and also lead creative workshops.

Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir (born 1968) holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and a master’s degree in creative writing. She has written 10 books for children, created exhibitions for them as well as illustrated countless books. She has received the Icelandic Illustrators Award for illustrations in Nordic mythology books, and has also been nominated for many literary awards.

The exhibition “The Flood of Children’s Books in the Nordic Countries” at the library, curated by Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir, is an exceptional event in the world of children’s literature. The exhibition presents Nordic literature to children and develops children’s reading habits through innovative means. Beloved characters help discover the joy of reading through games and creative tasks.

The exhibition “Flood of Children’s Books in the Nordic Countries” took place for the first time in 2018, in Iceland, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Nordic House. The following year, the interactive exhibition traveled to Latvia. This year, the exhibition is presented for the first and only time in Lithuania on the initiative of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Lithuania and the Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library.