Kristín Eiríksdóttir’s 2018 novel Elín, ýmislegt has been nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize alongside Kristín Ómarsdóttir’s Kóngulær í sýningargluggum.
“The main themes of Kristín Eiríksdóttir’s writings are longing for love and understanding and the struggle against isolation, loneliness, abuse, violence and horror,” wrote the judges. “The novel Elín, ýmislegt is a clear example of this. We hear a young woman’s powerful voice in an artistic and focused text.”
The winner of the prize will be announced in Stockholm on October 29. Almost exactly a month before that, however, English-language readers will be able to read my translation of the novel, which is set to be released by AmazonCrossing on September 23, 2019.