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Oddny Eir at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival Writers' Retreat, Charlotte Square Edinburgh EH2 4DR, UK (map)

On Saturday August 26, Oddny Eir, author of Land of Love and Ruins, will appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival for an event with author Sara Baume.

Oddny 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.

Sara Baume studied fine art before earning a master’s in creative writing. Her first novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and was short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award. She and is also the recipient of the Davy Byrnes Short Story Award and the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, and lives in Cork, Ireland.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland's capital city. 

Where: Writers' Retreat, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, UK

WhenSaturday, August 26, 2017, at 5:00 pm