The Ambassador by Bragi Ólafsson

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Sturla Jón Jónsson is invited to represent Iceland at a poetry festival in Lithuania, which is the beginning of his troubles. While at the conference, his overcoat is stolen, his article about how stupid literary festivals are causes a huge controversy, and he's accused of plagiarism. And that doesn't even include his encounters with the bizarre festival attendees.

About Bragi Ólafsson

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Bragi olafsson was born in Reykjavik, and is most well known for playing in Bjork's first band, The Sugarcubes. He is the author of several books of poetry and short stories, and four novels, including Time Off, which was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize in 1999 (as was The Pets), and Party Games, for which Bragi received the DV Cultural Prize in 2004. His most recent novel--The Ambassador--was a finalist for the 2008 Nordic Literature Prize and received the Icelandic Bookseller's Award as best novel of the year. Bragi is also one of the founders of the publishing company Smekkleysa (Bad Taste), and has translated Paul Auster's The Glass City into Icelandic.
Published October 15, 2010 by Open Letter. 298 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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