Icelandic Authors

A list of Icelandic authors and their books in translations.

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Sólveig Pálsdóttir

Crime Fiction English Enska German Glæpasögur Þýska

Sólveig Pálsdóttir (b. 1959) graduated from The Icelandic Drama School, did her B.A. in literary theory at The University of Iceland and qualified as a certified teacher at the Teacher´s College of Iceland. Sólveig appeared in several plays at the National Theatre and various independent theatre productions, did radio and TV drama and voiceovers, to name a few. She also spent several years as a radio programmer and worked on cultural projects periodically. 

Sólveig received the The Drop of Blood – Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year award 2019 for her book Fjötrar.

Works in translation

  • Leikarinn, 2012

Germany (Aufbau Verlag) 2014 

  • Hinir réttlátu, 2013

Germany (Aufbau Verlag) 2015

  • Refurinn (The Fox), 2017

UK (Corylus Books) 2020

  • Fjötrar (Shackles) 2019

UK (Corylus Books) 2021