Andri Snær Magnason (Iceland)
Icelandic poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, documentary filmmaker, and activist Andri Snær Magnason speaks with host Emma Jones about how environmental concerns and literary activity began to merge for him, and how his early collection, Bonus Poetry, came to be, up through his current work, On Time and Water, shortlisted for the 2021 Nordic Councils Literary Prize. His work has been awarded widely, published and performed in more than 40 countries. Andri ran for President of Iceland in 2016 with environmental issues on his agenda, and came in third; in this interview, he focuses on some recent environmental challenges in Iceland, and implications of this for us generally. Includes bi-lingual poetry performance.