NonfictioNOW 2017 – Off-Venue: Authors’ Evenings

21:00 - 23:30

NonfictioNOW 2017 – Off-Venue: Authors’ Evenings

Friday, June 2, 9–11:30 pm

Book launch: Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of chronic illness and pain: Heather Taylor Johnson, Fiona Wright, Quinn Eades


– Ariel Gore (The End of Eve; We Were Witches)
– Elísabet Jökulsdóttir (The Locksmith’s Advice; Love is a Mess of Nerves: No Dancing at Ufsaklettur)
– Tim Tomlinson (Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse; Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire)
– Vilborg Davíðsdóttir (On Love Dragons and Dying)
– Gerður Kristný (Drápa)
– Wayne Koestenbaum (My 1980s & Other Essays; The Pink Trance Notebooks)

Saturday 9–11:30 pm

Address: First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid


– Gretel Ehrlich (This Cold Heaven. Seven Seasons in Greenland)
– Sigurður Pálsson (A Notebook of Memory)
– Brenda Miller (An Earlier Life)
– Jón Gnarr (The Outlaw)
– A. Kendra Greene (Vagrants and Uncommon Visitors; Anatomy of a Museum)
– Alda Sigmundsdóttir (The Little Book of Tourists in Iceland)
– Aisha Sabatini Sloan (Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit)


NonfictioNOW off-venue events at the Nordic House are open to the public and free of charge. For further information about the conference and to register, go to


Tickets to the keynote addresses on 2 and 4 June by Gretel Ehrlich, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Aisha Sabatini Sloan and Wayne Koestenbaum—three of whom will take part in the authors’ evenings at the Nordic House—are available at (Tickets for one keynote: ISK 1,000. All four keynotes: ISK 3,000).


NonfictioNOW, held at the University of Iceland and Harpa Concert and Conference Center, June1-4, 2017, is a biennial gathering of nonfiction writers, teachers, readers and students, highlighting the myriad forms of nonfiction. Founded in the US in 2005, this is the first time that the conference takes place in Europe.