Off-Venue Reading

Speaking Tongues

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir

There will be a reading at the bookstore Mál og menning, Laugavegi 18, in downtown Reykjavík, on Friday night, May 25, at 8 p.m. Delegates will read as well as some respected Icelandic authors. Authors who have signed up so far:

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Iceland
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Iceland

Robin Hemley, USA
Andrej Blatnik, Slovenia

The bookstore is located on Reykjavík’s Main Street, which is called Laugavegur because it led to the “laugar”, i.e. the hot springs where women used to wash clothes (Icelandic men wash clothes nowadays, too!). The bookstore carries many titles in English as well. In the vicinity you can find a lot of popular bars if you want to check out the nightlife in Reykjavík afterwards.