NemaForum Literary Hour in Reykjavik

Icelandic Literature and Writers Introduced Every Sunday at 5:30

NemaForum Culture House in downtown Reykjavík hosts an Icelandic Literary Hour in English every Sunday at 5:30 p.m., starting Sunday January 20th. The program, which is free of charge and open to all, is dedicated to Icelandic books and authors, past and present. At the Literary Hour the hosts talk about Icelandic books and history, read from translations and chat with the guests in an inspiring, relaxed and intimate atmosphere. The NemaForum Literary Hour is supported by and in cooperation with Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature. Icelanders are passionate about books and reading is a common pastime in Iceland. The literary tradition goes back to the famous medieval literature, Icelandic Sagas and poetry, and today the literary life is vibrant. More Icelandic writers have gained recognition abroad in the past few years, and Icelandic books are being translated like never before. So if you are in downtown Reykjavík on a Sunday afternoon, be sure to drop by at NemaForum for a healthy dose of Icelandic literature and more. You can also enjoy the view, as NemaForum is located at the top floor of a building on Lækjartorg Square, facing the mountains and the north shore. This open program is in English, but NemaForum also welcomes requests for programs in other languages at other times, and will do their best to meet those wishes. NemaForum Lækjartorg 5, 101 Reykjavík. Tel: (354) 821 2428 Email: asta@nema.is