Airwords tomorrow – with visual installations by Marcos Zotes

Airwaves has started and tomorrow we have Airwords in Kaldalón, an evening of music, poetry and storytelling. Marcos Zotes is an amazing artist that has joined the group and will create visuals from the writers words:

Look at his website here:

Here you can see his work on Hallgrímskirkja:


And here you can see everything about the event:

For the first time Airwaves will feature some great writers on this years program. A special event – Airwords will be in Kaldalón – Thursday – the 31st of October. The evening will feature music as well as writers that will perform or read from their work and visual installations by Marcos Zotes. The lineup is as here says:



20:15 ELÍN EY






00:10 LAY LOW

Here you can read an interview with Andri Snær Magnason on how the event came about:

Here is the official schedule of Airwaves:



For the first time Airwaves introduces – AIRWORDS – in Kaldalón, Harpan. Featuring writers Hallgrímur Helgason, Auður Ava, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Andri Snær Magnason and Ryan Boudinot we will hear some great literature mixed in with musicians, Elín Ey (IS), The Empress (US), Lay Low and Robert Forster (AU). The writers are free to use music, visuals or only words.

Kristín Ómarsdóttir – Reykjavík

Kristín Ómarsdóttir lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland. Kristín writes poetry, novels, short stories, and plays and works in the field of visual arts. She has published six novels, four books of short stories, seven books of poetry and a number of her plays have been produced. Kristín is celebrated by her readers for her dark, surreal and sometimes naive way of storytelling. She has been nominated for numerous prizes, among them The Nordic Council Literary Prize in 1999 for the novel Elskan mín ég dey (I’ll die my Love). In 2012 her novel Hér (Children in Reindeer Woods) was published in the US.


Hallgrímur Helgason – Reykjavík

Hallgrímur Helgason is an Icelandic author, painter, translator, cartoonist and essayist. His work has been published in more than 20 languages. His novel 101 Reykjavík came out in 1996 and became a film by Balthasar Kormákur. 101 Reykjavík captured the Zeitgeist of the new emerging Reykjavík in the last decade of the 20th century. Since then he has written quite a few novels, the most recent one – The Woman at 1000 degrees.

“A sensational book. Hallgrimur Helgason’s brain is like this amazing app that morphs the English language into gorgeously blunt new forms. It delivers surprise after surprise and makes you feel good about books again. I can’t recommend it enough.”

–Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X


Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir – Reykjavík

Auður Ava Olafsdottir is an Icelandic novelist and playwright living in Reykjavik. Readers all around the world have fallen in love with her novel The Greenhouse (Rosa candida in French, Italian and Spanish), now published in 21 languages. In September 2010, it received the Prix de Page literary award as the best European novel of 2010. Her play Swans mate for life will be staged by the National Theater of Iceland this winter.

“One of the most unexpected and greatest discoveries of the year.” (Le Parisien)


Ryan Boudinot – Seattle

Ryan Boudinot is the author of the novels Blueprints of the Afterlife and Misconception, and the story collection The Littlest Hitler. His work has been highly praised and nominated for various prizes. He has been regarded as one of the most promising talents of his generation. Ryan Boudinot is leading an effort to designate Seattle a UNESCO City of Literature.

“Ryan Boudinot . . . writes like the bastard son of Philip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs and Aldous Huxley. . . ”—Josh Davis, Time Out New York

Andri Snær Magnason – Reykjavík

Andri Snær Magnason is born in Reykjavík and was first noticed when he published a volume of poetry with Bónus, the local supermarket chain. His children’s book, The Story of the Blue Planet won the Icelandic Literary Award and just came out in English after being published or staged in 30 countries. His Dreamland project, both book and film influenced greatly the political discourse in Iceland. His novel LoveStar published by Seven Stories Press in New York won a Philip K. Dick special citation award in 2013. He has a new book coming out: “Tímakistan” in Icelandic 2013.

” … the sheer wackiness of Magnason’s oversized imagination is invigorating.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review


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