Publishers Seminar

September 8, Publishers Seminar

Reykjavik International Literary Festival

The Reykjavik International Literary Festival will host a publishers seminar on Thursday Septe Miðvikudagur 7. september Fimmtudagur 8. september Föstudagur 9. september Laugardagur 10. september Sunnudagur 11. september Morgunn 9-11.30 Útgefenda-málþing í NH 9-12: Íslendingasögur – málþing v. útkomu nýrra þýðinga Íslendingasagna Sagenhaftes, NH Hádegi 12 -14.30 Höfundaviðtöl, NH Herta Müller – Jórunn Sigurðardóttir Karl Ove – Marta Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir? Sara Stridsberg – Soffía Auður Birgisdóttir Sjón og Katharina Narbutovic: Anna Politkovskaja Alberto Blanco 12.30-15.00: Höfundaviðtöl í Norræna húsinu Vikas Swarup – Pétur Blöndal Paolo Giordano – Hjalti Snær Ægisson Matt Haig- Ari Eldjárn Ingo Schulze – Halldór Guðmundsson Denise Epstein – Friðrik Rafnsson 13-15: Höfundaviðtöl í Norræna húsinu Nawal El Saadawi – Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir Horacio Castellanos Moya – Sjón Pia Tafdrup – Haukur Ingvarsson Sem-Sandberg – Aðalsteinn Ásberg Sigurðsson Kristof Magnusson og Ólafur Guðsteinn Kristjánsson Síðdegi 15: Opnun í Norræna húsinu: 17: Opnun á sýningu Alliance Francaise/Epstein 15: Fyrirlestur Nawal El Saadawi í hátíðarsal Háskóla Íslands 15.30-17: Upplestur höfunda í Norræna húsinu Kynnir: Þorgerður Agla Magnúsdóttir Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir Steve Sem Sandberg Ísak Harðarson Horacio Castellanos Moya Kvöld 20: Upplestur í Iðnó Kynnir: Stella Soffía Jóhannesdóttir Ragna Sigurðardóttir Hallgrímur Helgason Kristof Magnusson Alberto Blanco Sara Sridsberg 20: Upplestur í Iðnó Kynnir: Sjón Pétur Gunnarsson Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir Ingo Schulze Vikas Swarup Matt Haig Anna Politkovskaja 20: Upplestur í Iðnó Kynnir: Halldór Guðmundsson Bergsveinn Birgisson Bjarni Bjarnason Herta Müller Karl Ove Knausgaard Denise Epstein 22: Bókabarinn og Bókaball í Iðnó m. Geirfuglum. Húsið opna rkl. 22, Geirfuglar spila kl. 23. 20: Upplestur í Iðnó Kynnir: Pétur Már Ólafsson Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir Nawal El Saadawi Paolo Giordano Pia Tafdrup mber 8 from 9-11.30 at the Nordic House. Number of international publishers and scouts has announced their participation in the Literary Festival – which will strengthen the relationship between the publisher and the author, and form basis for new.

The seminar will be in English.

Paenl 1: The Role of Book Fairs (9.00-10.00)

Halldór Guðmundsson director of Sagenhaftes Island – Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2011 opens the panel with a presentation of the Icelandic programme in Frankfurt.

Participants in the panel: Barbara Rozycky (scout), Rainer Nitsche (Transit Verlag) andThomas Sparr (Suhrkamp). Moderator: Halldór Guðmundsson.

10.00-10.30: Break

Panel 2: The Future of Publication (10.30-11.30)

Kristján B. Jónasson, head of the Icelandic Publishers Association opens the panel with a short introduction on foreseeable changes in the publishing sector in near future.

Participants in the panel: Marcia Markland (Macmillan/St. Martin‘s Press), Tom Kraushaar (Klett-Cotta) og Egill Örn Jóhannsson (Forlagið). Moderator: Kristján B. Jónasson.

Further information:

Stella Soffía Jóhannesdóttir (stellasoffia (at) gmail.com)

Hulda Lárusdóttir (bokmennt (at) gmail.com)


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