Gerdur Kristny at Poetry Parnassus
The Icelandic poet Gerdur Kristny was selected to represent Iceland at the Poetry Parnassus Cultural Olympiad festival at the end of June in London. Gerdur Kristny read from her works on 26 and 27 June at Southbank Centre. Their website reports that some of "the world's most exciting poets, rappers, spoken word artists, singers and storytellers are gathering for this event that will make history as the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK."
Gerdur Kristny is an internationally published and translated writer who has produced collections of poetry, short stories, novels, and books for children. She has received a number of awards, including the Icelandic Journalism Award in 2005 for her biography. She also won the Icelandic Literature Awards 2010 for her book of poetry Bloodhoof which is based on an ancient Nordic myth, and is being published in the UK by Arc Publications.
For more information on the Poetry Parnassus, please visit here.
For more information on Bloodhoof, please visit Arc Publications' website.
Gerdur Kristny will also be reading from her works at the Clipper Homecoming Festival in Derry Northern Ireland in July.