Who am I reading? An Arctic Reading List by Angus Carlyle

I’ve been slowly reading writings that overlap with the higher latitudes; keeping an ear open for references to sound and listening, trying to tune into how these are expressed and embracing texts that are factual, fictional, autobiographical and the theoretical (and the many combinations of these). I’ve a long list of sound works that I also want to engage with in early 2024.

Below I’ve made a list of some of the authors & artists whose words I’ve engaged with on https://ersfjordbotn.wordpress.com.

Who am I missing? What else should I be reading? I can only read English, unfortunately, but what are your recommendations for who I turn to next? I’d love to have more Sámi and Kven texts to read in translation: any tips?

In the list there are 34 authors (or joint authors) so far and I’d like to see if I can reach 100 by the end of 2024.

Ada Delutuk
Alexander Rishaug
Andri Snaer Magnason
Ann-Helén Laestadius
Christopher P. Heuer
Eileen Myles
Eva Saulitis
Gabriel Kuhn
Grace Ndritu
Hugh Brody
Jen Rose Smith
Jennifer Gabrys
Joan Naviyuk Kane
Julie Cruikshank
Kenneth Steven
Liisa-Ravna Fingbog et al.
Long Litt Woon
Mark Serreze
Marla Cone
Matthew Henson
Melody Jue
Nancy Cambell
Niilas Holmberg
Kehinde Wiley
Roni Horn
Sara Wheeler
Svein Flygari Johansen
Tanya Tagaq
Tarjei Vesaas
Tété-Michel Kpomassie
Theodore Levin and Valentina Süzükei
Ursula Biemann and Sofia Jannock
Vigdis Hiorth
Yoko Tawada

– Angus Carlyle