WINTER WORKS – first day of advent with Einar Már Guðmundsson


Winter Works is a literary advent calendar from the Nordic House in Reykjavík. Five Nordic writers from Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland interpret winter and read from their homes.

How does winter work? Does it hurt? Does it bring joy? Does it touch something?

Einar Már describes an Icelandic winter, where magic sleeps and the world looks like a window in a barbershop. Guðmundson takes us back to the last pandemic, the Spanish flu that ravaged Iceland along with the great winter. He reads from his works: Footprint in heaven

The reading is in Icelandic with Danish subtitles.

Winter Works will be available on the Nordic House’ channels every Sunday in Advent until Christmas – with an extra cliff hanger in the new year. All invited writers are former nominees or winners of the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize. The Nordic Council’s literature secretariat is based in the Nordic House in Iceland.


29. 11: Einar Már Guðmundsson
6.12: Tomas Espedal
13. 12: Suzanne Brøgger
20. 12: Sami Said
10. 01: Rosa Liksom

WINTER WORKS are created under covid19 via zoom. We are very happy that cyberspace has created this possibility for readings and literary immersion.

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