Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir - book author
Auður Ava Olafsdóttir was born in Iceland in 1958, studied art history in Paris and has lectured in History of Art at the University of Iceland. Her earlier novel, The Greenhouse (2007), won the DV Culture Award for literature and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Award. She currently lives and works in Reykjavik.
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir is the author of books: Ör, Butterflies in November, The Greenhouse, Ungfrú Ísland, Undantekningin - de arte poetica, Upphækkuð jörð, Sálmurinn um glimmer
Jonas Ebeneser is a handy DIY kind of man with a compulsion to fix things, but he can't seem to fix his own life. On the cusp of turning fifty, divorced, adrift, he's recently discovered he is not the biological father of his daughter, Gudrun Waterlily, and he has sunk into an existential crisis, losing all will to live. As he visits his senile mother in a nursing home, he secretly muses on how, when, and where to put himself out of his misery.
To prevent his only daughter from discovering his body, Jonas decides it's best to die abroad. Armed with little more than his toolbox and a change of clothes, he flies to an unnamed country where the fumes of war still hover in the air. He books a room at the sparsely occupied Hotel Silence, and there he comes to understands the depths of other people's scars while beginning to see his wounds in a new light.
A celebration of life's infinite possibilities, of transformations and second chances, Hotel Silence is a rousing story of a man, a community, and a path toward regeneration from the depths of despair.
Þetta er saga um sköpunarþrá og leitina að fegurð. Auður Ava hlaut Íslensku bókmenntaverðlaunin og Bókmenntaverðlaun Norðurlandaráðs fyrir síðustu skáldsögu sína, Ör.
Í kjallaranum býr dvergurinn Perla sem leggur stund á hjónabandsráðgjöf og ritstörf þótt hún hafi hvorki veri gift né sent frá sér bók.
Undantekningin er fjórða skáldsaga Auðar Övu Ólafsdóttur.