Iceland at the Gothenburg Book Fair

The Fair opens today.

The Fair opens today. Photo: mbl.is

Iceland is one of two countries under the spotlight at this year’s Gothenburg Book Fair, which opened officially today.

As well as a special ‘Focus on Hungary’, this year’s event – hosted in the Swedish city of Gothenburg – is also hosting a dedicated ‘Voices from Iceland’ section, focusing on various themes in contemporary Icelandic literature, such as crime and love.

“Although Iceland has some of the world’s lowest crime rates, the country still knows a thing or two about the subject and can take pride in a number of successful crime novelists,” reads the Voices from Iceland section of the Book Fair’s website.

Among the Icelandic authors featured at the event are: Andri Snær Magnason, Arnaldur Indriðason, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Árni Þórarinsson, Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Jónína Leósdóttir and Þórarinn Leifsson.

The full programme for the Gothenburg Book Fair (24-27 September) can be found here.

Arnaldur Indriðason, one of the Icelandic authors featured at the …

Arnaldur Indriðason, one of the Icelandic authors featured at the Fair.

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