Björn Halldórsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1983. A writer, translator, and journalist, he has directed panels at festivals such as the Reykjavík Literature Festival and the PEN World Voices Festival in New York. His short stories have been published by literary journals in Iceland and Scotland and have also appeared in translation in English, German, Italian and Hebrew. His first book, the short story collection Smáglæpir (Misdemeanors, 2017), won the Icelandic Literature Centre’s Grassroots Grant. His second book, Stol (Loss), was published in early 2021. He lives in Reykjavík with his wife.