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Out of the Blue - New Short Fiction from Iceland


Out of the Blue is the first anthology of Icelandic short fiction published in English translation and features work by twenty of Iceland's most popular and celebrated living authors.

The collection transports readers to Iceland's timeless and magical island of Vikings and geographical wonders, promising to be a seminal collection that will define Icelandic literature in translation for decades to come.

Edited by Helen Mitsios

Foreword by Sjon

'Perhaps it is because philosophy reached these shores comparatively late that Icelandic writers have never felt bound by the truth. While recognizing no literatire except that which springs from reality, they reserve the right to distort the truth according to the demands of their tales" Sjon, from the foreword