Ós The Journal, Octubre 2016

ÓS – THE JOURNAL

Ós Pressan’s First Journal

Name: Ós — The Journal

Date of Birth: October 20, 2016

Length: 100 pages

Weight: 23 authors, six languages

Authors in Issue N.1:

Ann Marie Wawersik / Anna Valdís Kro / Anton Helgi Jónsson / Edurne Urrestarazu / Edy Poppy / Egill Snær Þorsteinsson / Elijah John Petzold / Gary Barwin / Juan Camilo Román Estrada / Julie Fuster / Kianga / Lára Kristín Sturludóttir / Larissa Kyzer / Linda Russo / Magnea Þuríður Ingvarsdóttir / Maja Jantar / Mariska Moerland / Marvi Ablaza Gil / Melkorka Stolna / Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo / Saori Fukasawa / Sonja Kro / Sverrir Norland

Editorial Board:

Agata Wiśniewska / Angela Rawlings / Anna Valdís Kro / Beatriz Portugal / Elena Ilkova / Ewa Marcinek / Kristján Kristjánsson / Mica Allan / Randi Stebbins / Virginia Gillard

Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature wrote: Ós is not just a platform for authors who write in languages other than Icelandic but also for writers born in Iceland who do not fit in the norm for various other reasons. We are sure that this is an important step that will play a role in changing the Icelandic literary landscape.

Ós Pressan announces the launch of its first literary journal as part of the Reykjavík Reads Festival. The journal launch will happen on Thursday, October 20th, at 20:00, at Café Kaffislippur, Hotel Marina, Myrargata 2 in downtown Reykjavík.

The journal, named Ós — The Journal, brings mostly works of prose and poetry from 23 authors writing in six languages: Icelandic, English, Spanish, Flemish, Japanese and Dutch.

“Ós is not just a platform for authors who write in languages other than Icelandic but also for writers born in Iceland who do not fit in the norm for various other reasons,” say Kristín Viðarsdóttir and Lára Aðalsteinsdóttir from Reykjavík Bókmenntaborg UNESCO. “Ós Pressan is the first publishing collective that directly aims to create a platform for these multiple voices.”

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