Icelandic Authors

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Steinar Bragi

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Steinar Bragi (b. 1975), of Reykjavík, Iceland, is the author of several books of poetry and prose. Debuting as a 23-year-old with the critically acclaimed poetry collection Black Hole (1998), he later turned to prose with the novel Women, a claustrophobic abstraction of the price of being a woman under the male-driven capitalist society and misogynistic power structures that threaten to break the nation's economy. Women was later nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. In the modern Icelandic saga The Ice Lands, Bragi's international breakthrough, Iceland's economic demise is revisited, with four victims of the financial crisis hurdling towards an unthinkable end during a nightmarish trip across the nations volcanic hinterlands. A nascent master of contemporary horror, Bragi illuminates the darkest corners of our collective psyche with Lovecraftian detail while in the vein of Stephen King.


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Works in translation

  • Hálendið (The Ice Lands), Forlagid, 2011

Czech Republic, Zlin, 2016

Denmark, Gyldendal, 2015

Finland, Like, 2016

France, Métailié, 2013

Germany, DVA, 2016

Greece, Klidarithmos, 2017

Italy, Marsilio, 2017

Netherlands, Luitingh-Sijthoff, 2015

Norway, Gyldendal, 2016

Spain, Destino, 2016

Sweden, Natur & Kultur, 2014

UK & Commonwealth, Pan Macmillan, 2016


  • Kata (Kata), Forlagid, 2014

Czech Republic, Zlin, 2019

Denmark, Gyldendal, 2018

Finland, Like, 2019

Netherlands, Xander, 2018

Norway, Gyldendal

Poland, Literackie, 2019

Russia, Eksmo

Slovakia, Albatros, 2019

Sweden, Natur & Kultur, 2017