Four Questions For Victoria Cribb

Victoria Cribb is a translator, one of the few who specializes in Icelandic literature.  She’s translated the novels of Sjón, Arnaldur Indriðason, Gyrðir Elíasson into English – receiving praise from the likes of A.S. Byatt.  Victoria was gracious enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions regarding her work on From the Mouth of the Whale (which was shortlisted … Continue reading Four Questions For Victoria Cribb

From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón (translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb)

Jónas Pálmason the Learned was one of those people whose life is forever turning with the wheel of fortune.  He had no sooner reached a safe haven than he was sent straight back out on to the stormy sea, and always in a leakier vessel than the one in which he had arrived. From the Mouth of the Whale opens with a strange prologue.  Lucifer … Continue reading From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón (translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb)