Sjón





Sjón


Born
in Reykjavík, Iceland
August 27, 1962

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Sjón (Sigurjón B. Sigurðsson) was born in Reykjavik on the 27th of August, 1962. He started his writing career early, publishing his first book of poetry, Sýnir (Visions), in 1978. Sjón was a founding member of the surrealist group, Medúsa, and soon became significant in Reykjavik's cultural landscape.

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From the Mouth of the Whale

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The Whispering Muse

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Mánasteinn - Drengurinn sem...

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Dina ögon såg mig

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Engill, pípuhattur og jarða...

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Ljóðasafn, 1978-2008

3.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2008
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4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Sur la paupière de mon père

3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Stálnótt

3.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1987
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Sjón at the Scandinavia House
Author appearance, September 26, 2016 07:00PM
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY, US

http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/moonstone-boy-never/
Sjón discusses and signs copies of his new novel Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Wa ...more

Sjón at the Harvard Book Store
Author appearance, September 27, 2016 07:00PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, US

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Sjón at Politics and Prose
Author appearance, September 28, 2016 07:00PM
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, US

http://www.politics-prose.com/
Sjón discusses and signs copies of his new novel Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Wa ...more

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“I have seen the universe! It is made of poems!”
Sjón, The Blue Fox

“And I would have answered:
"The knottier the branch, the more twisted and misshapen, the more bent people called it, the harder it is to find it a place among the smooth planks, the more people agree that it should be thrown on the fire, the more useless it is, the more unsuitable for anything except letting one's imagination run riot, the more I covet it, the more I yearn to weigh it in my hand, the more I long to let my whittling knife be guided by its knots and veins...Yes, bring that piece to me...”
Sjón, From the Mouth of the Whale

“I felt the heat of the animosity they bear towards me, the vindictive nature that drives a man to destroy his neighbour in a fire as if he were a banned book...for what is the difference? Every book is imbued with the human spirit.”
Sjón, From the Mouth of the Whale

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