Olaf Olafsson

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Olaf Olafsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1962. He studied physics as a Wien Scholar at Brandeis University. He is the author of three previous novels, The Journey Home, Absolution and Walking Into the Night, and a story collection, Valentines. His books have been published to critical acclaim in more than twenty languages. He is the recipient of the O. Henry Award and the Icelandic Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize, and has twice been nominated for the IMPAC Award. He is the Executive Vice President of Time Warner and he lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
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Getting Started as a Writer

Q: Do you believe creative writing can be taught? What is your advice for aspiring writers? A: When people ask what they should do to get started as a writer, my advice is usually this: Read a lot. Just read. Then try your hand at it. Sit down and see what comes. The writing is ...
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“I had the impression that I was damned, even though all I had done was to be as God made me, and as I lay in bed staring up at the ceiling, I saw no difference between God’s justice and man’s injustice.”
Olaf Olafsson, The Sacrament

“Why is it always our mistakes that linger in our memory?”
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“I do not speak with the tongues of angels, nor have my prayers ever moved mountains...and yet, despite everything, I still cling to the belief that if I do not have love, I am nothing”
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