Olaf Olafsson (Reykjavík native, critically acclaimed novelist, and executive vice president of Time Warner) has a new book out. Restoration is the sweeping story of love tested by the terrors of war, set in the breathtaking landscape of Tuscany in the 1940s. Booklist calls Restoration “A beautifully written literary novel”, and you can learn more about it here
. Olaf will be participating in a conversation about his new novel on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Nobel on 86th and Lexinton Ave. in NYC – make sure to check it out if you’re in the area!
Here is an excerpt from a recent New York Times review:
“Mr. Olafsson, 49, is no hobbyist, having written four books in the past 12 years. His work is characterized by meticulous attention to place and historical events. Given his deep and steady involvement in setting the strategic course of a global media company, his ability to pull off serious novels at the same time is enough to make the rest of us feel like slackers. “That’s funny, I always scold myself for not being productive enough,” he said, his voice conveying his roots in Iceland, where two of his other books were partially set. “If anything, I think I am good at organizing my time. I don’t go to a lot of social events, so I think that gives me time that I can structure in other ways.'”
Read the entire review here.