"In 1962, I was born into a society where everything queer was heavily suppressed or hidden. ... But I’m also of a generation when people in Iceland started coming out. I experienced some of my older school friends slowly but hesitantly making their way out of the closet, so I realized what a struggle it was. It became obvious that some were living half lives — they never could be completely whole."
Sjón i Out om bakgrunden till romanen Mánasteinn - drengurinn sem aldrei var til (Máni Steinn - pojken som inte fanns).