Sigurbjörg ÞRASTARDÓTTIR

ÞRASTARDÓTTIR Sigurbjörg

Poems

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Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir (Iceland, 1973) is the author of eight poetry collections, two novels and a few staged plays. Her poetry cycle Blysfarir (Torch Marches) was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2009 and was subsequently released in German and Swedish. Her poetry is widely translated for readings and anthologies in European circles and beyond. Her mini-play Decent People, on Nobel Prize author Halldór Laxness, was staged at King’s Place in London in 2016. Þrastardóttir is the translator of Simon Armitage’s poetry selection Þaðan sem við horfum (From Where We Stand), published by Icelandic editor Dimma in 2019, and currently works on further translations of poetry. She also collaborates with musicians and visual artists, most recently with composer Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir on Klakabrennur II, a piece for mezzosoprano and string quartet, on climate angst. Þrastardóttir’s latest book is the poetry collection Hryggdýr (Triste Beasts).

(c) photo: Ásta Gísladóttir

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