Newsletter: Poison for beginners in Swedish and more

February 24, 2011 in News

Dear friends!

Today’s Top Stories!

Number one:
Next week I’ll be in Basel, Switzerland, to present my novel Poison for Beginners in German translation (still looking for an english publisher!). The event will take place in Literaturhaus Basel, Barfüssergasse 3, at 8 PM next wends, March 2.

Number two:
Poison for Beginners will be published in Sweden by Rámus Press – the contracts are, so to speak, in the mail (knock on wood). They’re planning to publish it in the spring of 2012.

Number three:
I now have an author page at PennSound – http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Norddahl.php – This pleases me immensely, as I am a great fan of the archive.

Number four:
If I should forget to send a reminder (I tend to forget) then be forewarned that I’ll be in Manchester on april 15 along with Phil Minton, Maggie O’Sullivan and the sound poetry duo Ben Gwilliam and Phil Davenpart. Carol Watts, Simon Smith and Sarah Boothroyd will contribute with sound-poetry interventions. The event is called The Language Moment and it’s the opening event for The Text Festival: www.textfestival.com.

Number five:

Katharina Thiel wrote about Poison for Beginners in Kreuzberg Liest and said (amongst other things): Up until now I could only imagine that great writers like Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl lived and wrote in Iceland […] a book for all humans and all that wish to become human.“

(In German: Dass in Island großartige Autoren wie Eiríkur Örn Norddahl leben und schreiben, konnte ich bislang nur erahnen. [...] Ein Buch für Menschen und alle, die es werden wollen.)

Yay!

Number six:

This coming autumn a book of my columns and essays in English, Booby, Be Quiet!, will be published by poEsia press, Finland. Most of the columns and essays are previously published in various magazines in Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Poland, The US and Denmark.

Number seven:

As of April 2 I will write regular columns (every 6th or 7th week) in the norwegian newspaper Klassekampen. The space is called Nordic Advice and I share it with scandinavian writers Ingmar Lemhagen, Ebba Witt-Brattström, Halldór Guðmundsson, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Anneli Jordahl, Tue Andersen Nexø and Rune Lykkeberg.

Number eight:
Having been a stay-at-home dad since last autumn – and mostly working with translations the year before that – I’m now back to writing full time, having received a nine month stipendium. Which is a lot of fun.

I hope you are doing well.
Eiríkur

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