Sverrir Norland: What's in front of my Eyes

Born 1986, writer, poet, translator, critic, musician and publisher. He studied creative writing at the University of Iceland and in London. He made his debut with the novel Kvíðasnillingarnir [Masters of Anxiety] (2014), followed by another, Fyrir allra augum [In Plain Sight] (2016). His most recent book, Stríð og kliður [War and Noise] (2021), is a personal essay on nature, technology and the human imagination. He loves poetry, carries the popular poetry collection, which he uses to draw energy from, on him practically always. Quote: „Poetry is a way of reaching for some sort of ideal beauty. And of course, we're always going to fail."