NonfictioNOW 2017 – Off-Venue Events – So, Who are You?

11:40 - 12:20

NonfictioNOW 2017 – Off-Venue Events

So, Who are You?

Talk: So, Who are You?

1) On my success at home; 2) On my success abroad

Icelandic author Bjarni Bjarnason gives an insight into the life of an Icelandic writer. Organized by the Writer’s Union of Iceland.

Bjarni Bjarnason was born in Reykjavík in 1965. He grew up abroad, but started publishing in Iceland as a teenager. He’s authored multiple novels, as well as collections of poetry, short stories, and plays. He’s received the Tómas Guðmundsson Award, a short story award from the Icelandic Broadcasting Service, and the Halldór Laxness Literature Award among other honors.


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.