An afternoon with author and scholar Dr Bergsveinn Birgisson

The Medieval Scandinavian Seminar and the Icelandic Programme at the UCL Scandinavian Department will hold a book launch with Icelandic author and scholar Dr Bergsveinn Birgisson on Thursday 2nd May at 5:30 pm.


Book launch and reading from Dr Birgisson's English translation of his award-winning novel Reply to a letter from Helga. Introduced by Dr Helga H Lúthersdóttir, Department of Scandinavian Studies.

Wine reception

Medieval Scandinavian Seminar
"Iceland's Black Viking: a Study in Silenced History". Chaired by Dr Haki Antonsson, Department of Scandinavian Studies.


Dr Birgisson holds a doctorate in Old Norse Studies from the University of Bergen. In addition to scholarly work, he has published two books of poetry, Íslendingurinn (The Icelander), 1992, and Innrás Liljanna (Invasion of the Lilies) in 1997, and three novels, Landslag er aldrei asnalegt (Landscape is Never Corny), 2003, Handbók um hugarfar kúa (A Manual on the Mentality of Cows), 2010, and Svar við bréfi Helgu (Reply to a Letter from Helga) in 2011.

The event is free and open to the public – all are welcome



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University College London
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