Land of Love and Ruins

Land of Love and Ruins

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ISBN-13: 9781632060723
Publisher: Restless Books
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 918,332
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir (1972) is an Icelandic author. She has received advanced degrees in political philosophy from the University of Iceland and The Sorbonne. In addition to publishing four novels and several books of poetry and essays, she has worked in the art world as a lecturer and gallerist, has received a grant to study archives and museums in Iceland, has been an environmental activist, and has collaborated with the musical artist Björk in composing lyrics for her albums Biophilia and Vulnicura. Land of Love and Ruins won the EU Prize for Literature and the Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize. Oddný Eir lives in the Icelandic countryside, by the glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

Philip Roughton is an award-winning translator of Icelandic literature, currently residing in Reykjavík. He earned a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with specialties in medieval Icelandic, medieval Chinese, and Latin literature, and wrote his dissertation on medieval Icelandic translations of saints’ and apostles’ lives. He has taught modern and world literature at CU-Boulder, and medieval literature at the University of Iceland. His translations include works by many of Iceland’s best-known writers, including the Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Bergsveinn Birgisson, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, and others. He was recently awarded the 2015 American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Competition Prize, for his translation of Halldór Laxness’ novel Gerpla (Wayward Heroes).

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