Icelandic Authors

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir - Albanian Albanska Amharic Amharíska Armenian Armenska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Crime Fiction Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska German Glæpasögur Greek Gríska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Portuguese Portúgalska Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Taílenska Tékkneska Thai Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (b. 1963) is an award-winning Icelandic crime fiction author. Sigurðardóttir made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with Last Rituals, the first installment in the Þóra Guðmundsdóttir series. She has since gone on to write a number of acclaimed stand-alone thriller novels, and is to date translated into more than 30 languages. With The Legacy, the first novel in the award-winning series about child psychologist Freyja and police detective Huldar, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir has consolidated her position as one of the finest crime writers of our time, and a master storyteller at the top of her game.

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Works in translation

  • Þögn (The Fallout) Veröld 2019

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Brúðan (The Doll) Veröld 2018

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia, (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (BtB); Hungary (Animus);Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Gatið (Gallows Rock) Veröld 2017

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Aflausn (The Absolution) Veröld 2016

Bulgaria (Emas); Croatia (Znanje); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Mondadori); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Russia (Eksmo); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Sogið (The Reckoning) Veröld 2015

Bulgaria (Emas); Croatia (Znanje); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Mondadori); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Russia (Eksmo); Serbia (Dokaz); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • DNA (The Legacy) Veröld 2014

Bulgaria (Emas); Croatia (Znanje); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Mondadori); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Russia (Eksmo); Serbia (Dokaz); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Lygi (Why Did You Lie) Veröld 2013

Germany (Fischer); Norway (Kagge); Spain (Mondadori); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Kuldi (The Undesired) Veröld 2012

Albania (Shkupi); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Fischer): Korea (Taurus); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Romania (Trei); Spain (Mondadori); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Brakið (The Silence of the Sea) Veröld 2011

Czech Republic (Metafora); Germany (Fischer); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Korea (Taurus); Netherlands (House of Books); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Ég man þig (I Remember You) Veröld 2010

Albania (Shkupi); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Fischer); Greece (Metaixmio); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Korea (Munhakdongne); Netherlands, (House of Books); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Spain (Mondadori); Taiwan (Fantasy Foundation); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Horfðu á mig (Someone to Watch over Me) Veröld 2009

Czech Republic (Metafora); Germany (Fischer); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Netherlands (House of Books); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Auðnin (The Day is Dark) Veröld 2008

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Germany (Fischer); Greece (Diigisi); Netherlands (House of Books); Poland (Muza);  Sweden (Modernista); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Aska (Ashes to Dust) Veröld 2007

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Fischer); Greece (Diigisi); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Netherlands (House of Books); Norway (Damm); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (Damm); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Sér grefur gröf (My Soul to Take) Veröld 2006

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Finland (Otava); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Btb); Greece (Diigisi); Italy (Sperling & Kupfer); Korea (Taurus); Macedonia (Antolog);

Netherlands (House of Books); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Gótkia); Sweden (Damm); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (William Morrow)

 

  • Þriðja táknið (Last Rituals) Veröld 2005

Armenia (Guitank); Bulgaria (Prozoretz); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Ethiopia (FabulArt); Finland (Otava); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Btb); Greece (Diigisi); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Sperling & Kupfer); Japan (Shueisha); Korea (Taurus); Lithuania (Metodika); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (De Fontein); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Gótika); Romania (Humanitas); Russia (AST); Sweden (Damm); Thailand (Matichon); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (William Morrow)


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Halldór Laxness - Albanian Albanska Amharic Amharíska Arabic Arabíska Armenska Aserska Azerbaijani Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Esperanto Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska Georgian Georgíska German Greek Greenlandic Gríska Grænlenska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Indverska Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbneska Skáldverk Slovak Slovene Slóvakíska Slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ukrainian Ungverska Úkraínska Þýska

The Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness is the undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and considered one of the greatest European novelists of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.

 


Works in translation

  • Kristnihald undir Jökli (Under the Glacier) 1968 

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Steidl); The Czech Republic (Aurora); Hungary (Balassi) Schütz J. István 2004; Romania (Niculescu); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Italy (Iperborea); The Netherlands (World edition/De Geus); Czech Republic (Dybbuk); Georgia (Intelekti Publishing); Romania (Editura Arts); Ethiopia (Hohe); China (China Radio International Press) Previously translated into 9 languages

 

  • Brekkukotsannáll (The Fish Can Sing) 1957 

Norway (Oktober); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Germany (Steidl); Italy (Iperborea); France (Librairie Arthéme Fayard); Spain/South America (Turner); The Netherlands (De Geus) Marcel Otten 2004; Greece (Kastaniotis); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers); Macedonia (Mikena doo); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); India (Kalachuvadu); Georgia (Bakur Sulakauri) Previously translated into 16 languages

 

  • Paradísarheimt (Paradise Reclaimed) 1960

UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Germany/Austria/ Switzerland (Steidl); France (Gallimard); Denmark (Gyldendal); The Netherlands (De Geus) Marcel Otten; Macedonia (Dejan) Previously translated into 13 languages

 

  • Atómstöðin (The Atom Station) 1948 

Spain (Cátedra/Altaya); Denmark (Cicero); France (Messidor); Sweden (Rabén & Sjögren); Germany (Steidl); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Italy (Iperborea) Previously translated into 28 languages

 

  • Íslandsklukkan (Iceland's Bell) 1943-46 

Netherlands (De Geus); Sweden (Svenska Akademian/ Atlantis); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Estonia (Varrak); Israel (Schocken); Denmark (Gyldendal); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Steidl); Spain/South America (RBA Libros); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); Bulgaria (Roboread); Turkey (Efil); Italy (Iperborea) Previously published into 23 languages

 

  • Heimsljós (World Light)1938-40 

UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Germany (Steidl); France (Aubier); Faroe Islands (Sprotin) Previously translated into 19 languages

 

  • Sjálfstætt fólk (Independent People) 1934-35 

UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); The Netherlands (De Geus); Germany (Steidl); Brazil (Globo); France (Librairie Arthéme Fayard); Italy (Iperborea) Siliva Cosimini 2005; Norway (Tiden) Tone Myklebost 2004; Denmark (Gyldendal) Jakob Benediktsson; Spain (Turner); Sweden (Leopard); Turkey (Iletisim Yayinlari); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); Esperanto (Mondial); Korea (Think Big); Macedonia (Ars Lamina); Iraq (AlMada); Vietnam (Taodan); Bulgaria (Roboread); Albania (Aleph Klub);
Israel (Lesa Press). Previously translated into 27 languages.


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Ragnar Jónasson - Amharic Amharíska Arabic Arabíska Armenian Armenska Bulgarian Búlgarska Crime Fiction Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Finnish Finnska Franska French German Glæpasögur Greek Gríska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Macedonian Makedónska Polish Portuguese Portúgalska Pólska Romanian Rúmenska Slovene Slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

 

Ragnar Jónasson (b. 1976) is the award-winning author of the international bestselling Dark Iceland series. He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer. From the age of 17, Ragnar translated 14 Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic. He also teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University and has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV-news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Ragnar is a member of the UK Crime Writers' Association (CWA) and he is also the co- founder of the Reykjavik international crime writing festival Iceland Noir. Ragnar has also had short stories published internationally, including in the distinguished Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in the US, the first stories by an Icelandic author in that magazine. He has appeared on festival panels worldwide, and lives in Reykjavik with his wife and young daughters.

 

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Works in translation

  • Vetrarmein (Winterkill) 2020

France (Éditions de La Martinière); UK (Orenda Books)

  • Þorpið (The Village) 2019

Czech Republic (Albatros Media); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Mistur (The Mist) 2018

Denmark (Gads); Finland (Tammi); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (btb Verlag); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Slovenia (Ucila International); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Drungi (The Island) 2016

Czech Republic (Dobrovsky); Denmark (Gads); Finland (Tammi); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (btb Verlag); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Slovenia (Ucila International); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Dimma (The Darkness) 2015

Czech Republic (Dobrovsky); Denmark (Gads); Egypt (Sefsafa); Finland (Tammi); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (btb Verlag); Greece (Kastaniotis); Hungary (Central Publishing Group); Israel (Aryeh Nird); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Slovenia (Ucila International); Spain (Editorial Planeta); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Náttblinda (Nightblind) 2014

France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Japan (Shogakukan); Korea (Bookplaza); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Romania (Flacara/Crime Scene Press); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Andköf (Whiteout) 2013

France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Spain (Editorial Planeta); UK Orenda Books

 

  • Rof (Rupture) 2012

Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Estoni (Eesti Raamat); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Spain (Editorial Planeta); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Myrknætti (Blackout) 2011

Catalan (Grup 62/Columna Ediciones); Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Estoni (Eesti Raamat); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Holland (A.W. Bruna); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Romania (Flacara/Crime Scene Press); Spain (Editorial Planeta); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Snjóblinda (Snowblind) 2010

Armenia (Guitank); Bulgaria (ERA Media); Catalan (Grup 62/Columna Ediciones); Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Czech Republic (Albatros Media); Estoni (Eesti Raamat); Ethiopia (Hohe Publishing); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Holland (A.W. Bruna); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Japan (Shogakukan); Korea (Bookplaza); Macedonia (ArtConnect); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Romania (Flacara/Crime Scene Press); Spain (Editorial Planeta); Sweden (Modernista)
Turkey (Andante); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)


 

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