EVENT - Reading the Word Conversation Series: Jón Gnarr & Lytton Smith - April 23, 2015

Jón Gnarr is an actor, punk rocker, comedian, and author who created the satirical “Best Party” in Iceland and, against all odds, rose to become major of Reykjavík. He is one of the world’s most colorful politicians, and this is your chance to meet the man who has both enthralled and often flummoxed the media with his achievements and outlandish attitude. Gnarr will be discussing The Indian, the first book in his fictionalized autobiographical trilogy, with literary translator Lytton Smith. This new book explores the obstacles Jón overcame during a time in his life when he was originally diagnosed with “mental retardation” due to dyslexia, learning difficulties, and ADHD.

Thursday  |  April 23, 2015  |  6:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble  |  College Town, 1305 Mt. Hope Ave.
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

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Free and open to the public
Sponsored by Open Letter Books at the University of Rochester

April 06, 2015 by Nathan Furl
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