Icelandic Authors

A list of Icelandic authors and their books in translations.

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Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir

Barna– og ungmennabækur Children – YA Norska Norwegian Swedish Sænska

Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir (b.1970) is a prolific and multi-award winning author of books for children and teens. She has written both modern stories as well as popular transcriptions of the Icelandic sagas, for which she won the Nordic Children's Book Prize in 2007. She received the Icelandic Children's Literature Prize for the mystery story The Lion's Secret in 2004. Þórarinsdóttir lectures at the Faculty of Education at the University of Akureyri and is the head of the Children's Literature Centre.

Works in translation

  • Njálssaga (The Saga of Njáll) Mál og menning, 2002

Norway (N. W. Damm og Sön, 2005), transl. Jon Sveinbjörn Jónsson; Sweden (Berghs, 2004), transl. John Swedenmark