Paul reviews Sjón's CoDex 1962, translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. This novel was recently placed on this year's Best Translated Book Award longlist.
I was thrilled last year when FSG published three novels from Icelandic author Sjón. I'd seen the British press covering them for a few years, and they always looked so intriguing. One of them, The Whispering Muse (Argóarflísin, 2005; tr. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb, 2012), has found its way on to the Best Translated Book Award longlist, [...]