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Iceland

Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir

Krístin Svava Tómasdóttir (b.1985 in Reykjavík) has published two books of poetry, Blótgælur  (2007) and Skrælingjasýningin (2011). Her...

Magnús Sigurðsson

Magnús Sigurðsson (b. 1984 in Ísafjöður) is an Icelandic poet and translator. His debut was a translation of Ezra Pound’s The Pisan Cantos into Icelandic,...

Arngunnur Árnadóttir

Arngunnur Árnadóttir (b. 1987 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic poet and musician. She studied clarinet at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and...

Sigurbjorg Þrastardottir

Sigurbjorg Þrastardottir is a poet, playwright, and novelist in Reykjavik. Her debut collection of poetry, Blálogaland (Land of Blue Flames) was published in spring 1999, followed...

Bragi Ólafsson

Bragi Ólafsson was born in Reykjavík in 1962. He worked as a musician for six years, internationally, but has been a full-time writer since 2001. He has published five books of...

Sindri Freysson

Sindri Freysson (Reykjavik, 1970) studied philosophy and comparative literature at the University of Iceland before starting a career as a journalist. He began writing at an early age and was...

Andri Magnason

Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer, born in Reykjavik on July 14, 1973. Andri has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and CDs. He is the codirector of the...

Sjón

Sjón (born 1962, Reykjavik, Iceland) began his literary career at the tender age of fifteen when his first poetry collection, Sýnir (Visions), was published in 1978. He was one of...

Gerdur Kristný

Gerdur Kristný was born on June 10, 1970, and brought up in Reykjavík. She graduated in French and comparative literature from the University of Iceland in 1992. Her BA...

Ólafur Gunnarsson

Ólafur Gunnarsson was a medical emergency driver before publishing his first novel, Milljón-prósent menn (Million-Percent Men), in 1978. He has since published novels, short...

Gyrðir Elíasson

Gyrðir Elíasson (b. 1961 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic poet and translator, brought up in Sauðárkrókur, a small village in the north of Iceland. Married, he has...

Þórarinn Eldjárn

Þórarinn Eldjárn was born in Reykjavík on August 22 1949. He studied literature and philosophy at the University of Lund in Sweden and, Icelandic at the University of...

Kristín Ómarsdottir

Kristín Ómarsdóttir (1962) lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland. Kristín writes poetry, novels, short stories, and plays and works in the field of visual arts. She...
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