2019 Faculty Update

2019 Faculty Update

We are so pleased to have three great additions to our faculty for the 2019 Iceland Writers Retreat:

Ann Hood is the author of the bestselling novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, and The Book That Matters Most as well as two memoirs, Morningstar: Growing Up with Books and Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was a NYT Editors’ Choice  and named one of the top ten non-fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly. She is also the author of the YA novel She Loves You, Yeah Yeah Yeah and a ten book series for middle readers, The Treasure Chest, which has recently been optioned for television. Hood’s short stories and essays have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, National Geographic Traveler, Food and Wine, Tin House, and The Washington Post. Her most recent book is Kitchen Yarns: Notes in Life, Love and Food.

Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson is a writer and visual artist, living and working in Reykjavík. A poet, playwright, and author of both novels and short story collections, his work has received the Tómas Guðmundsson Literary Prize and been nominated for both The Icelandic Literary Prize and The DV-Culture Prize.
Ragnar is active in the field of visual art producing performances, text-based works and digital installations often dealing with the elementary banalities of the human condition: the connections between oneself and others, poetry, time and memory. He also runs a small publishing house Tunglið forlag, which publishes a handful of books of poetry and fiction per annum, available only at special events on the night of the full moon.

Alexander Maksik is the author of the novels You Deserve NothingA Marker to Measure Drift and Shelter in Place. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and The Andrew Lytle Prize, he’s co-director of the Can Cab Literary Residence in Catalonia, Spain.

Please note that Emma Straub and Jón Gnarr are unfortunately no longer able to appear at the event in April; we apologize for the inconvenience.

Win a spot at the Iceland Writers Retreat 2019!

Win a spot at the Iceland Writers Retreat 2019!
We’ve once again partnered with Iceland Travel to offer one person a free spot at the Iceland Writers Retreat in April 2019.  The winner will receive the Complete Package, including a free hotel stay, tours, most meals, and all workshops for the duration of the event, from 3 to 7 April, 2019.*
The deadline to submit an entry is 23:59 (GMT) Monday, December 17, 2018. There is no fee to enter. Click here to enter.

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