By Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Iceland
In the1960s, Hekla, named after Iceland’s volcano, aspires to be a writer. Moving to Reykjavik with a Remington typewriter and a copy of James Joyces’s Ulysses, she discovers amidst her friendships and creative frustrations what she truly needs to find her way.
Paperback, 244pp. 2018/2020