Sjón on How Dreams and Literature Define the Future
From the Quarantine Tapes Podcast with Paul Holdengraber
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
Today on episode 68 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber and Sjón discuss the role that trust plays in flattening the curve of a pandemic, and how dreams and literature define the future.
From the interview:
Sjón: It became almost like a national sport here to flatten the curve. Every day at two o’clock two doctors and one police officer, they gave press meetings on the television, and it was all about doing this together, coming together as a people to flatten the curve.
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Sjón is an Icelandic poet and author whose novels have been published in over thirty-five languages. He is the author of The Blue Fox, winner of the Nordic Council’s Literary Prize; From the Mouth of the Whale, shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize; Moonstone—The Boy Who Never Was, winner of the Icelandic Literary Prize; and CoDex 1962. His novels are published in English by MCD Books in the US and Sceptre in the UK.