RTWCS: Jón Gnarr with Lytton Smith
Come join Open Letter Books for another Reading the World Conversation Series event, featuring Jón Gnarr and translator Lytton Smith!
Jón Gnarr is an actor, punk rocker, comedian, and author who created the satirical Best Party in Iceland and, against all odds, rose to became major of Reykjavík. He is one of the world’s most popular, and 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 translator Lytton Smith. This new book explores the obstacles he overcame during a the time in his life when he was originally diagnosed with “mental retardation” due to dyslexia, learning difficulties, and ADHD.
The event will take place at 6pm in the College Town Barnes & Noble Store, located on the corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood in Rochester, NY. The event is free and open to the public.