We asked our Special Advisor on Icelandic Literature Tina Flecken about her thoughts of the very special relationship of books and Christmas in Iceland.
Here is her answer:
The „Book Flood of Christmas“ or as the Icelanders say „Jólabókaflóðið“
The time around Christmas offers many challenges to the Icelanders. Besides Christmas preparations and Christmas shopping there is another very Icelandic facet to the time around the Advent! We are of course talking about the „Book Flood of Christmas“. Most of the published books in Iceland appear in November and December. Cafés, bookshops even schools invide for public readings. Everybody is talking about the
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