from the mouth of the whale

Sjón long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

We are thrilled to announce that Telegram author Sjón’s novel From the Mouth of the Whale has been long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. We will keep our fingers crossed for the shortlist announced in April 2013… Read the full long-list here   Sjón was born in Reykjavik in 1962. Poet, novelist and playwright, he has received numerous literary awards, including the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize for The Blue Fox, which was also longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2009. He was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Brit Award for the music, which he collaborated on with Bjork, for Dancer In The Dark. From The Mouth of the Whale is his second novel to be

published by Telegram. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages.