Sjon – Codex 1962: A Trilogy

Sjón, born in Reykjavik in 1962, is a celebrated Icelandic novelist. He won the Nordic Council’s Literary Prize for his novel The Blue Fox (the Nordic countries’ equivalent of the Man Booker Prize) and the novel From The Mouth Of The Whale was shortlisted for both the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. His novel Moonstone – The Boy Who Never Was was awarded every Icelandic literature prize, among them the 2013 Icelandic Literary Prize. His latest published work is the definite edition of the trilogy CoDex 1962. His appearance is supported by the Icelandic Literature Center. Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. at MERGE, 136 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240.