The Department of Icelandic Language & Literature and the Icelandic Collection at the University of Manitoba invite you to the Páll Guðmundsson Memorial Presentation:
“Of Foxes, Whales and Muses”
Sponsored by: Department of Icelandic Language & Literature, the Icelandic Collection at the University of Manitoba and the Icelandic Consulate in Winnipeg.
RSVP by October 17, 2014
474-8487 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Born in Reykjavik in 1962, Sjón is a celebrated Icelandic novelist. He won the Nordic Council’s Literary Prize for his novel ‘The Blue Fox’ (the equivalent of the Man Booker Prize) and the novel ‘From The Mouth Of The Whale’ was shortlisted for both the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. His latest novel ‘Moonstone – The Boy Who Never Was’ was awarded the 2013 Icelandic Literary Prize. Also a poet, librettist and lyricist, he has frequently worked with his country woman Björk, including writing songs for her most recent musical project, Biophilia. Sjón is the president of the Icelandic PEN Centre and former chairman of the board of Reykjavik, UNESCO city of Literature. His novels have been translated into thirty languages.” from sjon.siberia.is