The Blue Fox (häftad)
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Victoria Cribb
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The Blue Fox

Winner of the Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize 2023

av Sjn
Häftad,  Engelska, 2019-11-07
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WINNER OF THE SWEDISH ACADEMY'S NORDIC PRIZE 2023 Winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize 'Enchantingly poetic . . . spellbinding . . . magical . . . exceptional' Independent On a stark Icelandic mountainside, the imposing Reverend Baldur Skuggason hunts an elusive blue vixen for her near-mythical pelt. The treacherous journey across snow and ice will push his physical and mental endurance to the limit. In Baldur Skuggason's parish, a young woman with Down's Syndrome is buried. After being found shackled to the timbers of a shipwreck in 1868, she was rescued by the naturalist Fridrik B. Fridjonsson. Now he will open the package she always carried with her, hoping to solve the puzzle of her origins. As the ice begins to melt, the mystery surrounding the trio's connected fates is unravelled in this spellbinding fable, an exquisite tale of metamorphosis by one of Iceland's most acclaimed writers. 'A magical novel' Bjrk 'Describes its world with brilliant, precise, concrete colour and detail... Comic and lyrical.'AS Byatt, The Times
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'Enchantingly poetic . . . spellbinding . . . magical . . . exceptional' * <i>Independent</i> * 'A magical novel' * Bjrk * 'Describes its world with brilliant, precise, concrete colour and detail... Comic and lyrical.' * A.S. Byatt, <i>The Times</i> * 'A taut, poetic and beautifully judged fable.' * <i>TLS</i> * 'Wondrous . . . with a strange black humour at its core.' * <i>Dazed & Confused</i> *

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Born in Reykjavk in 1962, Sjn is the author of the novels The Blue Fox, The Whispering Muse, From the Mouth of the Whale, Moonstone and CoDex 1962, for which he has won several awards including the Nordic Council's Literature Prize and the Icelandic Literary Prize. He has also been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and his work has been translated into thirty-five languages. In addition, Sjn has written nine poetry collections as well as four opera librettos and lyrics for various artists. He lives in Reykjavk, Iceland. Victoria Cribb has translated over thirty-five books by Icelandic authors. Her translations of Moonstone and CoDex 1962 were both longlisted for the PEN America Translation Prize and in 2017 she received the Ordstr honorary translation award for services to Icelandic literature.