Sjón

Sjón
Krsitinn Ingvarsson

Sjón was born in Reykjavik in 1962. He is an award-winning novelist, poet, and playwright, and his novels have been translated into twenty-five languages. Sjón is the president of the Icelandic PEN Centre and the chairman of the board of Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature. Also a lyricist, he has written songs for Björk, including for her most recent project, Biophilia, and was nominated for an Oscar for the  lyrics he cowrote (with Lars von Trier) for Dancer in the Dark. He lives in Reykjavik.


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Sjón in conversation with Hari Kunzru; Introduction by Björk

Sjón’s novels have been championed by a veritable pantheon of literary luminaries: Junot Díaz, David Mitchell, A. S. Byatt, Hari Kunzru, and Alberto Manguel, who calls The Whispering Muse “an extraordinary, powerful fable—a marvel.” The Whispering Muse is Sjón’s masterpiece so far.

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The Whispering Muse

Sjón; Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

“Sublime . . . A work of coy humor and shape-shifting magic .” —The Wall Street Journal Sjón’s novels have been championed by a veritable pantheon of...


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The Blue Fox

Sjón; Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter’s...


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From the Mouth of the Whale

Sjón; Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
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From the Mouth of the Whale is an Icelandic saga for the modern age. The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty, and cruelty. Men...


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