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The Vancouver Writers Festival: Icelandic Incantations - Canada

Icelandic Incantations: Hannah Kent and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, hosted by Anne Giardini

Join us for a night in Iceland - through the eyes of a native and a newcomer. Hannah Kent's debut novel, set in 1829, is based on the true story of the last woman executed in Iceland. It's been translated into 20 languages, shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Those 'delicate incantations of an inhospitable place' also play large in the work of celebrated Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. All of her adult novels have been European bestsellers and are translated into more than 30 languages. Amid all those hours of darkness, 'what we have to offer,' she says, 'are crimes that result from the evil in ordinary people.'

When: Tuesday 20 October 2015, 8.30pm

Where: Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3R8, Canada

Tickets: $20 - purchase tickets online.

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