Talk to Strangers


Cover by Ana Piñeyro

Talk to Strangers is a collection of illustrated short stories by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson. Each piece tells the tale of an encounter with an alien form, be it a stranger in the street, a foreign point of view or an internal dialog with the concealed part of our own subconsciousness. The collection introduces strangers from around the world with stories taking place in Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Barcelona, London and Reykjavík. The book is illustrated by the author himself.

“This collection was a few years in the making and it took me some time to settle on the theme. At first I deliberately intended to write stories about the act of waiting, but after reaching several dead-ends and artificially forced subjects the concept of strangers started appearing organically.”

Paperbacks and ebooks

Talk to Strangers is available as a paperback on Amazon. An e-book for Kindle e-readers is available in the Kindle Store and e-books for other e-readers, smart-phones or tables are available from Apple Books and Kobo. A selection of the stories can be read by following the links below. More information is available on Goodreads.

Online at Urban Volcano

Some of the stories will also be available for reading online at Urban Volcano:

  • The Businessman Who Gave His Guitar Away
  • Unfinished Stories
  • Game
  • The Concept
  • Chain of Love
  • What We Want to Want
  • Back Where I Belong
  • Familiar Strangers

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