A night of poetry with Gerður Kristný

Award-winning poet and novelist Gerdur Kristny read from her book Bloodhoof (is. Blóðhófnir) at the Embassy yesterday evening, following its recent release in both English and Icelandic in the UK.

Bloodhoof is Gerdur's fourth book of poetry for which she received the Icelandic Literary Award in 2011. Rory McTurk, Emeritus Professor of Icelandic Studies, translated the book into English and read from its English section.


Gerdur Kristny will be touring the UK for the next seven days:

  • 19 Oct. Manchester Literature Festival, 6 pm. International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St. M1 5BY. Free.

  • 20 Oct. Nottingham. Translation workshop, 3.30 pm. Nottingham Writers Studio, Broadway Business Centre, 32a Stoney Street, NG1 1LL.

  • 20 Oct. Nottingham, 7 pm at the Lee Rosy’s Tea Cafe, 17 Broad Street, Hockley Ng1 3AJ.

  • 21 Oct. Hebden Bridge. Hole in the Wall, 5.30 pm. 38 Hangingroyd Lane, HX7 7DD.

  • 22 Oct. Leeds.Workshop Theatre, 7 pm. University of Leeds, LS2 9JT (free).

  • 23 Oct. Leeds. Translation seminar, 11 am. School of English, University of Leeds.

  • 23 Oct. Hull. Central Library, 7 pm, HU1 3TF.

  • 24 Oct. Bangor.Palas Print 6.30 pm. Bangor High Street, LL55 1RR (free).


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