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Sjón

Sjón
Sjón

Born in Reykjavik in 1962, Sjón is a celebrated Icelandic author whose novels have been published in over thirty five languages. He won the Nordic Council's Literary Prize for his novel The Blue Fox (the Nordic countries' equivalent of the Man Booker Prize) and the novel From The Mouth Of The Whale was shortlisted for both the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The novel Moonstone – The Boy Who Never Was received every literary prize in Iceland, including the coveted Icelandic Literary Prize. CoDex 1962, a novel in three books written over 25 years, was published in Iceland in 2016 to great acclaim. As a poet, librettist, and lyricist, Sjón has published more than a half dozen poetry collections, written four opera libretti, and lyrics for various artists. In 2001 he was nominated for an Oscar for his lyrics in the film Dancer In The Dark. Sjón is the president of PEN International's Icelandic Centre and lives in Reykjavik with his wife and two children.

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<a href="http://us.macmillan.com/author/sjon#media">Sjón in conversation with Hari Kunzru; Introduction by Björk</a>

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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Sjón

CoDex 1962

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

Spanning eras, continents, and genres, CoDex 1962—twenty years in the making—is Sjón's epic three-part masterpiece

Over the course of four dazzling novels translated into...

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Moonstone

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

The mind-bending miniature historical epic is Sjón's specialty, and Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was is no exception. But it is also Sjón's most realistic, accessible, and heartfelt work...

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The Whispering Muse

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

"Sublime . . . A work of coy humor and shape-shifting magic ." —The Wall Street Journal

Sjón's novels have been championed by a veritable pantheon...

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From the Mouth of the Whale

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

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 of science marvel over a unicorn's...

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The Blue Fox

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

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 territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life...

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