Wed 30 September


On Time & Water

To describe a black hole, you look at the surrounding galaxies. Andri weaves a web of stories from Norse mythology, to his grandmother’s honeymoon on Europe’s largest glacier. We are faced with the almost impossible task of cutting carbon emissions to zero in 2050. The question is – are we too late to do something? What can actually be done in 30 years? This calls for nothing less than a new scientific revolution, projects on the scale of the Manhattan project, new paradigms and a new approach to almost everything done in the 20th century. This is a huge narrative on time and water.

Andri Snær Magnason

Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer and film maker born in Reykjavik. Andri has written poetry, childrens books, novels and plays. His book LoveStar won the Philip K. Dick award and the Grand Prix l’Imaginaire in France for best sci fi of 2016. His newest book On Time and Water a best seller in Iceland in 2019, already sold to 24 languages. Time and water is non fiction, a story about glaciers, grandmothers and holy cows, weaving, science, mythology and personal stories in the light of climate change. Andri is a popular performer and his children’s books, the Casket of Time and The story of the Blue Planet both won the Icelandic literary award. Andri has been active in the discussion of the future of the Icelandic highlands. Andri comes from a family of doctors and nurses, he lives in Reykjavik Iceland with his wife and four children.