On Tuesday May 2, Oddny Eir, author of Land of Love and Ruins, will read at the NYU Bookstore in Manhattan, with Dzanc Books authors Josh Emmons and Emma Smith-Stevens.
Oddný Eir (1972) is an Icelandic author whose novel Land of Love and Ruins won the EU Prize for Literature and the Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize. In addition to publishing four novels and several books of poetry and essays, she has worked in the art world as a lecturer and gallerist, has received a grant to study archives and museums in Iceland, has been an environmental activist, and has collaborated with the musical artist Björk in composing lyrics for her albums Biophilia and Vulnicura. She has received advanced degrees in political philosophy from the University of Iceland and The Sorbonne. Oddný Eir lives in the Icelandic countryside, by the glacier Eyjafjallajökull.
Josh Emmons was born in Thailand and grew up in Northern California. After spending years in the Midwest, New Orleans and Philadelphia, he moved to Los Angeles in 2014 with his daughter, Maggie. His work includes two novels and a short story collection, and has been translated into multiple languages. He teaches at U.C. Riverside.
Emma Smith-Stevens is the author of a novel, The Australian, and a short story collection, Greyhounds, both forthcoming from Dzanc Books. She has been employed as a server at a pancake house in Delray Beach, FL, a gift-wrapper in Boca Raton, a personal assistant in Los Angeles, a scriptwriter for virtual patients used by nursing students, and an instructor at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. She currently teaches creative writing with the Bard Prison Initiative and serves as fiction editor of The Mondegreen. She lives in New York with her husband, Sebastian, and their two dogs.
Where: NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017