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.
by Oddný Eir
Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton
“Oddný Eir is an authentic author, philosopher and mystic. She weaves together diaries and fiction. She is the writer I feel can best express the female psyche of now and has bridged the gap between rural Iceland and Western philosophy. A true pioneer!!!!!!!!”
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060723 • Publication: 10/25/16 • 5” x 7.125” • 240 pages • Fiction: Autofiction / Icelandic • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060747
Oddný Eir, author of Land of Love and Ruins, will be appearing in the United States this year. Watch this space for updates!