The Icelandic Literary Award

February 19, 2013 in Fréttir, News

The Icelandic Literary Prize 2012 was awarded at the presidential residence Bessastaðir on February 6, In the category of fiction and poetry Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl received the prize for his novel Illska (lit. Evil), published by Mál og Menning. The nonfiction award went out to the historian Gunnar F. Guðmundsson [...]

The Dictators & other sound poems

November 8, 2011 in News

For three euros you can be the proud owner of 30 sound poems (which comes to a whooping ten cents a piece), written, composed and performed by me, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl. For four euros more you can get a physical CD (home-burned with a nice cover) – including delivery costs. [...]

Booby, Be Quiet!

October 27, 2011 in News

Booby, Be Quiet! is a collection of essays and columns about poetry, literature and literary politics(the title is a very learnéd reference to Auden’s translation of the Eddas). The essays and columns have been published in various places in the last five years – around half of the book consists [...]

Newsletter: IWF! OMG! and Boobies!

September 22, 2011 in News

Dear friends. Next saturday I will be participating in the Zebra Poetry Film Festival schedule at the Gothenburg book fair. The Zebra crew will play some of last year’s films, including my Höpöhöpö Böks, and me and Maria Silkeberg (who also has a film in the program) will be reading [...]

Sharon Mesmer gives me a proper talking-to

March 17, 2011 in News

With the hostile takeover of triviality in popular media and popular art, perhaps poets have forgotten about fun, about charm, about joy, about attitude, about intensity, about popular iconoclasm, about naughty words, about the beautiful horniness — and driven anything that might attract an audience looking for something other than [...]

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 [...]

Höpöhöpö: Victorious!

October 20, 2010 in News

My video poem Höpöhöpö Böks won special mention at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin on friday. I was in Berlin for the book release of Gift für Anfänger in Germany, so I saw the competition program and can attest that it indeed was a great honour. Not only [...]

Gift für Anfänger and more

October 12, 2010 in News

On friday, 15. october, my second novel will be published in German translation with Kozempel & Timm. For this occassion I will visit Berlin to participate in the Book Release party – for information see the publisher’s homepage. If you’re around I would love to see you. Coinciding with the [...]

Bratislava here I come!

October 6, 2010 in News

Heading to Bratislava for the Slovakian poetry festival Ars Poetica. Should be a ruckus. A blast. A rabluckus. Will meet friends Martin Solotruk and Jaume Subirana. And make new friends. And have a rendez-vous with one of my besties, Halldór Arnar Úlfarsson, while we both have a layover in Helsinki. [...]

Roskilde festival

June 29, 2010 in News

Dear friends. Tomorrow morning I fly to Roskilde festival to perform at ‘Ordets Område’ – the literature part of this famous rock festival. I’ll be performing as a part of a team on friday at 16.30 – playing around with the analogue text remixer RE ACT OR – and on [...]