Posts From Author: Andri Snær Magnason

Seriously Questioning…Andri Snær Magnason

Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer of novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and films. His novel LoveStar got a Philip K. Dick Special Citation, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in France, and “Novel of the year” in Iceland. The Story of the Blue Planet was the first children’s book to receive the Icelandic Literary Award and has been published or performed in 35 countries. He co-directed “Dreamland,” a feature-length documentary film based on his book, Dreamland: A Self Help Manual for a Frightened Nation. His most recent book, The Casket of Time, has now been published in about 10 languages. On April 16, he will be speaking at House of SpeakEasy’s Seriously Entertaining show, The Strength of Ignorance, alongside Max Boot, Ross Gay, and Vicky Ward.  We spoke to Andri ahead of the show. What is your earliest memory involving reading or writing? My very first reading memory is reading dinosaur books, as a child in New Hampshire. What is your favorite line from your current work? I can pick a slogan from the TimeBox firm in The Casket of Time. “No More Februaries!” What is your favorite first line of a novel? The only I can remember is Kafka: “As […]
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