Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson, also known as Sjón, had his literary debut at the age of 16 and has written song lyrics for Bjørk. He has published a number of poetry collections and novels and, in 2005, he won the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize for the novel The Blue Fox (Skugga Baldur). His most recent book, Moonstone – the Boy Who Never Was (Mánasteinn – drengurinn sem aldrei var til), deals with the Spanish flu epedemic in Iceland, in 1918. Sjón is the president of Icelandic PEN and is responsible for this year’s contribution to the art project Future Library. Meet him in conversation with the journalist Rob Young!
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