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Mar 11, 2019

Andri Snær Magnasonis

Andri Snær Magnasonis an Icelandic writer, born in Reykjavík 1973. Andri has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and films. He is known for his imagination, humourand activism and he is a popular public speaker. His book, The Casket of Time is published in English in 2019 by Restless Books. The Casket of Time won the Icelandic literary Award and was nominated as the best fantasy book in Finland 2016, along with books by Ursula K. le Guin and David Mitchell. 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. His book Dreamland, a Self Help Manual for a Frightened Nation has contributed to a new energy policy in Iceland and the vision of the Highland National Park in the Central Highlands of Iceland.He directed Dreamland, a feature-length documentary film based on the book. He is known for his unusual approach and his second book of Poetry, Bónus Poetry is one of the most sold volumes of poetry in Iceland, published by Bónus Supermarkets. Andri appears in the Oscar Award winning documentary Inside Job by Charles Ferguson. Andri Snær Magnason ran for president in Iceland in 2016 as independent candidate and came third in the election. Andri Snær lives in Reykjavík with his wife Margrét, and four children.

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