Joyland

Bragi Ólafsson translated by Lytton Smith

Bragi Ólafsson translated by Lytton Smith Bragi Ólafsson was born in Reykjavik and is the author of several books of poetry, short stories, and four novels, including Party Games, for which he received the DV Cultural Prize in 2004. The Ambassador was a finalist for the 2008 Nordic Literature Prize and received the Icelandic Bookseller’s Award as best novel of the year. He is also a founder of the publishing company Smekkleysa (Bad Taste), and has translated Paul Auster’s City of Glass into Icelandic. Lytton Smith was born in Galleywood, England, and lives in New York City, where he is a founding member of Blind Tiger Poetry, a group which aims to find innovative ways to promote contemporary poetry. His book, The All-Purpose Magical Tent was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Nightboat Prize. His poems and reviews have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, The Atlantic, The Believer, Boston Review, Tin House, Verse, and the anthology All That Mighty Heart: London Poems