Icelandic poet, novelist. His pen name (meaning ‘sight’) is an abbreviation of his given name (Sigurjón). He was founding member of the surrealist poetry group Medúsa and wrote lyrics for Björk. His works have been translated into 30 languages.


Cover for: On the organic diversity of literature

On the organic diversity of literature

Notes from my little astrophysical observatory

How can a writer possibly contribute to averting catastrophic climate change? By putting literature into an ‘ecological template’, writes the Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón. Together, writers are responsible for the ecosystem of literature as a whole.

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