Reykjavík 'Comedy Mayor' on US Book Tour

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Reykjavík 'Comedy Mayor' on US Book Tour

By Alëx Elliott
Jón Gnarr

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The outgoing mayor of Reykjavík is releasing a book in the USA and will embark on a speaking tour of the country.

Jón Gnarr, the comedian, author and former mayor of Reykjavík, will set off for America in the coming days to release his new book, RÚV reports.

Among his booked engagements is a reading from the new book at The Strand bookshop in New York City.

Jón is releasing his new book Gnarr!: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World. The book is published in the USA and comes out on the 24th June. The book reading at The Strand bookshop, however, takes place on the 19th and is being billed as a sneak preview. Customers will be able to buy the book at the reading, five days ahead of its official release.

As well as giving a reading from the book, Jón will also be interviewed by Gawker journalist Hamilton Nolan while in New York.

Jón Gnarr’s book is published by Melville House.

 

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