Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir (1976) was born in Reykjavik and spent her childhood partly in the city, partly in various villages around the country. In her youth she was a cow-herdess, sheep-minder and bartender. After publishing her first book in 1998 (While He Looks at You, You Are Virgin Mary) she became a full-time writer, surviving on book sales and state grants. She has now written and published nine novels and two collections of short stories. Since 2010 she has tought creative writing in The Iceland Academy of the Arts. Her work has been translated into several languages and received some formal recognition. (The DV prize for literature in 2005 and 2014 for novels Yosoy and Angel Dust, The National Prize for Literature in 2011 for her novel Everything With a Kiss Awakens, The Icelandic Literature Prize for Women for the short story collection Love, Texas in 2018 and the National Radio Lifetime Award for Literature in 2019. Also nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2001.) She now lives in the small (hot spring, green house farming) town of Hveragerdi with husband Marteinn and daughter Minerva.  

Anthologies featuring Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir

The Book of Reykjavik

Ten stories about the capital of Iceland.