Blue Planet reading in 2000 libraries monday morning…


The Nordic Library week starts next monday november 7th – with the theme Magiska Norden or – “The magical north”. This is possibly one of the largest single literary events in the world as participating libraries are more than 2000. From the very beginning the week has been opened with a special ceremony; the electric lights are switched off, the candles are lit and the same text is read out loud, at the same moment in all of the participating libraries.

The Blue Planet by Andri Snær Magnason is one of the books chosen for this event. The other books are “The Shamer’s Daugher” by Lene Kaaberbøl and  “Let the right one in” by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

The Blue Planet has been published in more than 20 languages. It is published in Finland by Pieni Karhu. In Sweden by Kabusa böcker. In Denmark it was published by Gad, in Greenland by Atuakkiorfik. In the Faroe Islands by Bokadeildin. In Norway it is available as an audiobook by Karviland. The book has been translated to Norwegian by a young girl – so those that want to read it can contact me. The Library week reaches to the Baltic regions – so it is available in Estonia and Lithauenian. The play from the story has been staged in two large city theaters in Lahti and Vaasa in Finland.

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