From the Mouth of the Whale

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From the Mouth of the Whale
From the Mouth of the Whale.jpg
Author Sjón
Original title Rökkurbýsnir
Translator Victoria Cribb
Country Iceland
Language Icelandic
Genre Historical novel (Reformation)
Publisher Bjartur
Publication date
Published in English
Pages 239
ISBN 9789979657477

From the Mouth of the Whale (Icelandic: Rökkurbýsnir) is a 2008 novel by the Icelandic writer Sjón. The English translation was shortlisted for the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.[1] and the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.[2]

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  1. ^ Tonkin, Boyd (2012-04-13). "'Independent' Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist: A whole world in their words". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  2. ^ "2013 Shortlist". International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. 2013-11-30.