2024 Festival:
October 21–27

Jón Kalman Stefánsson


JÓN KALMAN STEFÁNSSON’s novels have been nominated three times for the Nordic Council Prize for Literature and his novel Summer Light, and then Comes the Night received the Icelandic Prize for Literature in 2005. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious P. O. Enquist Award. His books include Heaven and Hell; The Sorrow of Angels, longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize; The Heart of Man, winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize; and Fish Have No Feet, which was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. His latest book in English is Your Absence is Darkness. He lives in Reykjavík, Iceland.

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