Auður Jónsdóttir


Auður Jónsdóttir (b. 1973) is a writer and freelance journalist. She writes novels, short stories, non-fiction and books for children and teenagers, among them a book about her grandfather, the Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness. Her works have garnered attention both at home and abroad for their rare blend of heartfelt sincerity and biting humor. Jónsdóttir has won the Icelandic Literary Prize and been nominated for the prize several times. She has won the Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize and twice been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. Films have been made based on her novels. Her books have been translated into eight languages. 

Anthologies featuring Auður Jónsdóttir

The Book of Reykjavik

Ten stories about the capital of Iceland.