Icelandic Authors

A list of Icelandic authors and their books in translations.

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Gísli Pálsson

Danish Danska English Enska Franska French Fræðibækur Non–fiction

Gisli Pálsson (Ph.D., University of Manchester, 1982), is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iceland. He has received a number of Icelandic and international honors for his academic work, for instance, he was recently elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. In 2000 he received the Rosenstiel Award for research from the University of Miami. Pálsson has served on various international boards and committees, including the European Science Foundation. He has written over 120 articles in scientific journals and edited books and has published, edited, or co-edited more than 20 books.

Works in translation

  • Fjallið sem yppti öxlum (Down to Earth) 2017  

France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg (Gaia) transl. Carine Chichereau; World English (Punctum Books) transl. Anna Yates and Kathrina Downs-Rose


  • Maðurinn sem stal sjálfum sér (The Man Who Stole Himself) 2014  

World English (University of Chicago Press) transl. Anna Yates; France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg (Gaia) transl. Carine Chichereau; Denmark (Rebel With a Cause) transl. Iben Philipsen