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Ófeigur Sigurðsson w/ Cymene Howe at Brazos Bookstore (Houston, TX)

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Save the date! Brazos Bookstore is hosting an event with author Ófeigur Sigurðsson, in conversation with Dr. Cymene Howe of Rice University on October 16!

Sponsored by the Icelandic Literature Center and with support from Iceland Naturally

 

Ófeigur Sigurðsson was born in Reykjavík in 1975. He is a graduate of the University of Iceland with a degree in philosophy. He made his poetry debut in 2001 with Skál fyrir skammdeginu (Cheers to the Winter Darkness), and published his first novel, Áferð (Texture), in 2005. Since then, he has published six books of poetry and three novels, in addition to his work as an accomplished translator. Sigurðsson was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature in 2011 for his novel, Jón, making him the first Icelander to receive the prize. His novel Öræfi: The Wasteland was published in Iceland in 2014 to great critical and commercial acclaim, and received the Book Merchant’s Prize in 2014 and the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2015. He currently resides in Antwerp, Belgium.

About the Book

After a grueling solo expedition on the Vatnajökull Glacier, Austrian toponymist Bernhardt Fingerberg returns to civilization, barely alive, and into the care of Dr. Lassi. The doctor, suspicious of his story, attempts to discover his real motives for venturing into the treacherous wastelands of Iceland — but the secrets she unravels may be more dangerous than they’re worth.

 

About the Bookstore

From Brazos’ website:

As a hub for the most creative, intelligent and engaged readers in Houston, we offer programs and curate our shelves to inspire and expand the horizons of our curious readers. We aim to connect all readers with the best contemporary and classic literature, non-fiction, art and architecture monographs, and books for children. Readers engage with emerging and established authors in person through our interactive–and free–book signing events.

Organizer

Brazos Bookstore
Phone:
713-523-0701
Website:
http://www.brazosbookstore.com

Venue

Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Phone:
713-523-0701
Website:
http://www.brazosbookstore.com/