Rán Flygenring reads in Norwegian from the book “Volcanic Eruption”, which recently won the Nordic Council’s Children’s and Young People’s Literature prize, and a well-chosen chapter from the brand new book “Fairies”, which is in the same book category as Birds and Horses by Rán Flygenring and Hjörleifur Hjartarson, published by Angustúra. After the reading, visitors are encouraged to draw and enjoy the children’s library’s new exhibition titled – Under the Polar Ice.
Rán Flygenring has Norwegian and Icelandic roots, born in Oslo and grew up in Reykjavik. She works as an independent illustrator and author, sometimes in Reykjavík and sometimes around the world. She has published nearly 20 books in Iceland and Germany, both independently and in collaboration with other authors and the books have been translated in many different languages. She has also done “fast drawings” during conferences and meetings, used drawing analyzation in strategic planning and equality matters. She is also a painter and has painted murals, stamps, and beer cans. She founded a Puffin hotel – as an art project, has drawn city planning solutions and directed videos. Rán has received various awards for her works.
Accessibility: All restrooms are gender neutral. The children’s library is accessible for wheelchairs via the Hvelfing exhibition hall and the library personel can be of asstance if needed.
Photocredit: Saga Sig. Image from Eldgos, Rán Flygenring.
The event is supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Reykjavik.