Rijn Collins
Ólafsfjörður, Iceland 2014

In 2014 Rijn Collins was awarded a one-month writing residency in Ólafsfjörður, a remote Icelandic fishing village near the Arctic Circle. To her shock, she was accepted within the week.

In 2015, on the ABC website ABC Open, she wrote about her first days in the foreign, stunning landscape, and about a particular song she chose to listen to shortly after she arrived.

You can read the 500 word story at ABC Open.

You can listen to Rijn reading the story at Radio National.

Rijn is an Australian writer whose work has been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals, presented at festivals, and adapted for performance on Australian and American radio. In April 2016 she won the inaugural Sara Award For Audio Fiction. Rijn is part of Stereo Stories In Concert.