And so we reach the final week of my project to read Nordic lit with a visit to Iceland. I think Harry’s getting fed up of being used as a prop for my books.
My Icelandic TBR is a select small pile, my review of my gateway book will be posted tomorrow. I’m currently taking a break from reading purely novels in translation to read Sarah Moss’s account of her year spent with her family in Iceland, Names for the Sea, it’s going to be interesting.
As to which book to read after that, I’m gravitating towards Butterflies in November by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, who was recommended to me, I forget by whom, sorry. That book, being published by Pushkin Press, will also link in with Read Indies 2, hosted by Lizzy and Karen which starts tomorrow. I’m not in a hurry to read more by Icelandic great Halldór Laxness though after my experience with Under the Glacier some years ago – but do try to persuade me if you want!
Can you recommend any other modern novels or NF by Icelandic authors to me?