“Early morning when she came awake she saw a man sitting at the foot of Freyja's bed. Agga recognized Dr. Enok, the swarthy Westerner, whom grandmother had long deified. Agga heard him speaking softly to Freyja and she shut her eyes hard and held her breath in order to make out the words.”
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Icelandic author Valur Gunnarsson has been appointed a UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writer in Residence 2021, at the UK‘s National Centre for Writing in Norwich. .
For the fourth year in a row, a group of poets will read poetry in Reykjavík from dawn to dusk on the first day of the year. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be streamen online.