Icelandic Authors

A list of Icelandic authors and their books in translations.

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Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir

Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Skáldverk

Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir has a master's degree in creative writing. Magma is her first novel. When Magma was first published in Iceland it shot straight to the top of the bestseller's list and received great reviews. The novel has sparked discussion and debate among people of all genders in society and has been described as a must-read. Þóra is also a member of the poetry collective Imposter Poets and has published books of poetry with the collective.

  • Kvika (Magma), Forlagið, 2019

World English US (Grove Atlantic), UK (Picador) transl. Mag Matich 

Denmark (Silkefyret) transl. Nanna Kalkar