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Chatham University to welcome All-Campus Author Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, author of “My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland,” to give free public reading on November 5

PITTSBURGH (October 22, 2012) … Chatham University will welcome Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, author of crime novel My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland for a free public reading and signing at 8 p.m. on Monday, November 5, in the Eddy Theater, Shadyside Campus.

Sigurdardóttir is an Icelandic writer of both crime-novels and children’s fiction and is Chatham’s 2012 All-Campus Author. As part of the All-Campus Author program, first-year students at Chatham are studying My Soul to Take: A Novel of Iceland in preparation for her visit. Students and faculty across disciplines share in the opportunity to read the year’s book and interact with its author in an intimate campus setting.

This event is held in conjunction with Chatham University’s Global Focus program, which concentrates on one country or region of the world each year to enable the college community to engage in a comprehensive study of that region. This year’s region of focus is Scandinavia.

For more information, contact William Lenz, Pontious Professor of English and chair of the humanities at Chatham, at or 412-365-1186.

About Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
The Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardóttir debuted as a crime writer in 2005 with Last Rituals, which is sold in more than 30 languages. My Soul to Take is already sold in 14 languages. Previously, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir has written five novels for children and pre-teens, two of which have won Icelandic prizes for literature. She is married with two children and also works as a division manager for one of Iceland’s largest civil engineering companies.

About Chatham University
Chatham University, founded in 1869, is located in the vibrant Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. Preparing students from around the world, Chatham’s enrollment throughout the past decade was the fastest growing in the Pittsburgh region. With enrollment of over 2,300 students and consisting of an undergraduate women’s college and co-educational graduate and online programs, Chatham has consistently been ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Offering challenging academics and innovative programming in the fields of sustainability and the environment, health and lab sciences, creative and liberal arts, and business and entrepreneurship, a Chatham education is designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s economy, today.

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