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Sjón is the author of, among other works, FROM THE MOUTH OF THE WHALE and THE WHISPERING MUSE. Born in Reykjavík in 1962, he is an award-winning novelist, poet, and playwright. His novels have been translated into twenty-five languages. Also a lyricist, he has written songs for Björk, including for her most recent project, Biophilia, and was nominated for an Oscar for the lyrics he cowrote (with Lars von Trier) for Dancer in the Dark. He lives in Reykjavík.


Books by Sjón

by Sjón - Family, Literary

From the Mouth of the Whale takes us to 17th-century Iceland, where persecution and superstition obscure the truths revealed by a compassionate healer.

by Sjón - Fairy Tale

A hunter’s determination raises questions about his approach to life and the survival of the most vulnerable members of his community.