Beyond the Sagas

Many of us know more about the literature of the Icelandic sagas than we do about contemporary Icelandic literature. To remedy this, we are proud to introduce to you some of today’s Icelandic writers that are well worth knowing. We have Stella Soffía Jóhannesdóttir, publisher and festival manager at the Reykjavík Literary Festival, and Halldór Guðmundsson, who has worked as an Icelandic publisher and author, to share their reading tips. Join an enthusiastic journey through modern Icelandic literature from Halldór Laxness to Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir.