WORD Presents Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland

05/23/2022 - 7:00pm


The talk will now take place at WORD BOOKSTORES, 126 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 11222

Canadian-born writer Eliza Reid never expected to live in Iceland at all—much less become its First Lady. But after meeting her Icelandic husband at university, Eliza's life transformed when he won the presidency. Her new position granted her remarkable insight into the roles of Icelandic women in business, politics, the home, and more. Eliza's immigrant perspective offers an uplifting examination of Iceland's reputation: one of the best places in the world to be a woman.

The woman-focused inspiration of Michelle Obama's Becoming meets Hygge in Secrets of the Sprakkar, exploring lessons we can all learn from the sprakkar (outstanding women) of our Nordic neighbors as we strive for gender equity.




We are still requiring proof of vaccination to attend this event. Acceptable proof includes:

Excelsior Pass

CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)

NYC Vaccination Record

An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S

Masks are encouraged



ELIZA REID is the co-founder of the acclaimed Iceland Writers Retreat. Eliza grew up near Ottawa, Canada, and moved to Iceland in 2003. She is the sitting First Lady of Iceland.



EMILY GOULD is the author of And The Heart Says WhateverFriendship, and Perfect Tunes. With Ruth Curry, she created Emily Books, a publishing project and imprint of Coffee House Press. She writes frequently for many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine and Bookforum.