Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LONDON: Gerður Kristný launch

Wednesday, 17th October, 2012, 5pm, FREE

Icelandic Embassy,
2A Hans Street,
SW1X 0JE (nearest tube: Knightsbridge)

Arc Poet Gerður Kristný launches her new book, Bloodhoof. Iceland's phenomenally energetic young writer has produced 18 books of fiction and non-fiction prose, as well as children's books and poetry, in the 18 years since the appearance of her first. She is launching her new book, published by Arc Publications, Bloodhoof (winner of the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2010) at this special reading at the Embassy of Iceland.

Bloodhoof is the recasting into compulsively spare modern verse of an ancient Eddic poem - but this only begins to hint at its attractions. It is a minimalist epic telling of the abduction of Gerdur Gymisdottir from the land of giants to the court of Freyr of the 'wolf-grey eyes', and the subsequent events culminating in the birth of her son and her hopes of being saved by her own kin.

This event is FREE - if you are interested in attending please RSVP to sarah.arcpublications@gmail.com

Supported by the Icelandic Literature Fund

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