Ok-glacier in Memoriam // A letter to the future

This is a text I wrote to be placed on top of Ok mountain, in memory of Ok – glacier – the first glacier in Iceland to be formally lost to human related climate change. This is a project initiated by Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe researchers from Rice University in Texas and Oddur Sigurðsson,

Reykjavík Literary Festival 2015 – Meet me September 11th.

The Reykjavík Literary Festival is starting, one of my favourite festivals. The festival is a real “stranded whale” for all literary lovers, tons of meat and blubber to survive the long winter coming. Here I have seen Saramago, Atwood, Coupland, Grass and Murakami just to name a few and have participated twice myself and again

Baby is born, my play is cancelled tonight and we still exist

When I went to see the volcano in march I was astonished how small and human the scale of it was. You could come very close. The volcano was warm like a camp fire, the sound like a heartbeat, the lava like breaking glass. It was extremely romantic in the night under northern lights. If

The Kairos Award Acceptance speech

  February 28. 2010. Andri Snær Magnason’s Acceptance speech – at the Kairos Award Ceremony of the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S in Hamburg.  Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, my Dear Friends, Colleagues and my Dear Family og hæ – krakkar! I would like to thank Mr. Christoph Stolzl and Mr. Halldór Guðmundsson for their kind words and all of you