Restless Books is excited to announce the schedule for author Andri Snær Magnason’s 2019 tour for The Casket of Time. Winner of both The Icelandic Literary Prize for Children and Young People’s Books and The Icelandic Booksellers Prize for Best Teenage Book of the Year, The Casket of Time has already been published in over 10 languages. This fantastical tale of time travel and environmental calamity is guaranteed to entrance and delight young readers. Other works by Reykjavik-based author Andri Snær Magnason have already won a Philip K. Dick Special Citation, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in France, “Novel of The Year” in Iceland, and an Icelandic Literary Award. We’re excited to see what lies ahead for Andri this year, and we hope you can join us at one of the following events!
Apr 9, 2019, 2:30 PM: Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD)
Apr 16, 2019, 7pm: House of Speakeasy (New York, NY)
Apr 19, 2019, 3 PM: University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
May 3, 2019, 4 PM: Global Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
May 4, 2019, 2 PM: Wild Rumpus (Minneapolis, MN)
May 5, 2019, 3 PM: Taste of Iceland event with Rain Taxi (Minneapolis, MN)
May 7, 2019, 7 PM: Scandinavia House with Bjarke Ingels (New York, NY)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer, born in Reykjavik on the 14th of July 1973. Andri has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and films. He studied Icelandic literature at the University of Iceland. His novel LoveStar got a Philip K. Dick Special Citation, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in France, and “Novel of the year” in Iceland. The Story of the Blue Planet was the first children’s book to receive the Icelandic Literary Award and has been published or performed in 35 countries. The Story of the Blue Planet received the Janusz Korczak Honorary Award in Poland 2000. Andri has collaborated with various artists. He has been active in the fight for preserving the nature of Iceland. His book Dreamland: A Self Help Manual for a Frightened Nation takes on these issues and has sold more than 20,000 copies in Iceland. He co directed Dreamland, a feature-length documentary film based on the book. Footage from and an interview with Andri can be seen in the Oscar Award winning documentary Inside Job by Charles Ferguson. His most recent book, The Casket of Time, has now been published in about 10 languages and was nominated as the best fantasy book in Finland 2016, along with books by Ursula K. le Guin and David Mitchell. Andri Snær lives in Reykjavík with his wife Margrét, four children, and a dog.