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A funny and poignant new novel about a female writer trying to make it in a conservative world, from Iceland's hottest literary starBorn in a remote part of Iceland, and named after a volcano, Hekla always knew she wanted to be a writer. She heads for Reyjkavik, with a Remington typewriter and a manuscript hidden in her suitcase, hoping to make it in the nation of poets.But this is the 1960s, and Hekla soon discovers that there's more demand for a beauty queen than a woman writer in this conservative, male-dominated world. Along with her friend Jon John, a gay man who dreams of working in the theatre, she soon learns that she must conceal her true self to have any hope of success.But the world outside is changing, and Hekla knows she must escape to find freedom abroad, whatever must be left behind.Auður Ava Olafsdottir is a prize-winning novelist, playwright and poet. She also writes lyrics for the Icelandic performance pop band Milkywhale. Auður Ava's novels have been translated into over 25 languages, and they include Butterflies in November and Hotel Silence, also published by Pushkin Press. Hotel Silence won the Nordic Council Literature Prize, the Icelandic Literary Prize, and was chosen Best Icelandic Novel in 2016 by booksellers in Iceland. Auður Ava lives in Reykjavik.
In a nation of poets, where each household proudly displays leatherbound volumes of the Sagas, and there are more writers per capita than anywhere else in the world, there is only one problem: she is a woman. After packing her few belongings, including James Joyce's Ulysses and a ...
Miss Iceland is a departure from the several other books I have read by Icelandic authors, but a welcome change.
Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir, a 21-year-old ...
Miss Iceland by Audur Ava Olafsdottir The extraordinary new novel from Nordic Council Literature Prize-winning Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Miss Iceland tells the incisive story of Hekla, a brilliant young woman named after an active volcano who longs to make it as a writer in 1960s Iceland
Named after one of Iceland's most magnificent volcanoes, Hekla always knew she wanted to be a writer. In a nation of poets, where each household proudly displays leatherbound volumes of the Sagas, and there are more writers per capita than anywhere else in the world, there is only one problem: she is a woman.
Miss Iceland ~ Audur Ava Olafsdottir.