“The air is thick with cinnamon and cardamom and the darkness is blacker than black as my namesake would have put it most likely when the lily of the night was in her poem and night of love was filled with lambent light.”
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The Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature has put up a plaque in honour of Jón Árnason, collector of Icelandic folktales, on the 200 anniversary of his birth in August 2019.
This past July, Meg Matich and Gunnhildur Jónatansdóttir from Reykjavík took part in the translation workshop LitTransformer in Lviv, Ukraine, a UNESCO City of Literature.