Icelandic author Bragi Ólafsson (yes, a former Sugarcube) will be reading from The Ambassador, which has just been translated into English and published by Open Letter Books. One of Bragi’s previous novels, The Pets, was published in 2008, and is definitely one of the best books I’ve read in the last few years. I’ve started reading The Ambassador and already love it–Bragi has a gift for writing characters who are deeply, irrevocably immersed in their own minds and circumstances, but don’t realize it at all. And he’s extremely funny.
Unfortunately, I have class on Thursday nights and won’t be able to make this reading, but I do hope it’s not the last time we see Bragi reading in New York for this book. I can say from past years that he’s a great reader and will definitely pick an entertaining passage to share, so if you can make it, definitely go! Information about the reading is available on Three Percent, here.