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The Re-Read: Auður Jónsdóttir on Halldór Laxness

September 24 at 2pm

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Join us as we explore the influential books and writers who defined genres and captivated readers for decades. Each session of The Re-Read features a contemporary writer discussing a favourite book or author, to offer their insight as an author and share their joy as a reader. In this session, Icelandic author Auður Jónsdóttir will explore the work of her grandfather: Nobel Prize Laureate Halldór Laxness. Laxness was a prolific writer and an outspoken socialist and defender of Iceland’s independence, which was achieved in 1944. Laxness’s Nobel Prize-winning novel, Independent People, is a blistering indictment of materialism, and is considered among the foremost examples of social realism in Icelandic fiction of the 1930s. Join Jónsdóttir for a deep dive into the long-lasting impact of Laxness’s work, and its relevance today both in Iceland and beyond.

Interviewed by Steve Gravestock.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 24 at 2pm ET
Where: Lakeside Terrace at Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass

This event is presented in partnership with Taste of Iceland.

Auður Jónsdóttir appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022. Presented with support from Icelandic Literature Centre and Icelandair.

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The Re-Read: Auður Jónsdóttir on Halldór Laxness

September 24 at 2pm


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