Miss Iceland


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$16.00  $14.72
Grove Press, Black Cat
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, who was born in Reykjavik and studied art history at the Sorbonne in Paris, is a well-known Icelandic novelist, playwright, and poet. Her six novels include Ör (Hotel Silence) (2016; English translation, 2018), which was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and Ungfrú Ísland (Miss Iceland) (2018).


Winner of the Prix Médicis étranger

Winner of the Icelandic Bookseller's Prize

Praise for Miss Iceland

"A potent, atmospheric story of creative frustration and fulfilment. I loved the wry, tender voice of Ólafsdóttir's narrator. I'm now going to read all of her other novels."--Megan Hunter, author of The End We Start From

International Praise for Miss Iceland

"Delicate, melancholic and powerful...a luminous portrait of a young woman in search of freedom."--Lire

"If you have never read Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, get Miss Iceland immediately"--Vanity Fair (France)

"Her best work. A work that will live on."--Fréttablaðið

"Each new novel by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir is like a meeting with a marvelous friend that immediately makes you feel like you have never parted."--Madame Figaro

"With Miss Iceland, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir relishes us with all the best things literature can offer.''--Morgunblaðið

"A wonderful novel about freedom, creation and accomplishment."-- Marie Claire (France)

"Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir relishes us with all the best things literature can offer." -Júlía Margrét Alexandersdóttir, Morgunblaðið
"Ólafsdóttir's specialty is the small journeys we take to save ourselves and the ones we care for. She is the heart's finest map-maker."--Sjón

Praise for Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir:

"Olafsdottir's writing is at once profoundly Icelandic -- focusing the reader on all the particularity of life on that isolated island -- and universal...her authorial voice is immediate and intimate, yet it feels remote from the Anglophone world."--Financial Times
"Ólafsdóttir upends expectations."--New York Times