On Time and Water available in the UK

Press release from Serpents Tail:

By Andri Snær Magnason

6 August 2020 | £16.99 | Hardback & ebook

‘The earth’s mightiest forces have forsaken geological time and now change on a human scale. Changes that previously took 100,000 years now happen in 100. Such speed is mythological; it affects all life on earth, the root of everything we think, choose, produce and believe. It affects everyone we know, everyone we love.’

Icelandic author and activist Andri Snær Magnason’s ‘Letter to the Future an extraordinary and moving eulogy for the lost Okjökull glacier, made global news and was shared by millions. Now he attempts to come to terms with the issues we all face in his new book On Time and Water. Magnason writes of the melting glaciers, the rising seas and acidity changes that haven’t been seen for 50 million years. These are changes that will affect all life on earth.

Taking a path to climate science through ancient myths about sacred cows, stories of ancestors and relatives and interviews with the Dalai Lama, Magnason allows himself to be both personal and scientific. The result is an absorbing and original mixture of travel, history, science and philosophy.

Andri Snær Magnason master storyteller and environmental activist, is one of Iceland’s most celebrated writers. He has won the Icelandic Literary Prize for fiction, children’s fiction and non-fiction and his books have been translated into more than thirty languages.


He is available for interview and online events down-the-line from Iceland.

For more information please contact Anna-Marie Fitzgerald anna-marie@profilebooks.com.

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