Photo Credit: Saga Sigurdardottir

Auður Jónsdóttir

Photo Credit: Saga Sigurdardottir

Auður Jónsdóttir

Auður Jónsdóttir is one of the most accomplished authors writing in Icelandic today. Her novels have aroused interest in Iceland, as well as abroad, for their rare blend of incisive candor and humor. She won the Icelandic Literary Prize for The People in the Basement and the Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize for Secretaries to the Spirits. Both of these novels were nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize. Auður’s latest novel, Quake, became Auður’s most successful novel to date and gathered a huge following among Icelandic readers of all ages, strengthening Auður’s position as an important writer of her generation.

Auður Jónsdóttir’s Festival participation is generously supported by Icelandic Literature Center, Iceland Air and Creative Iceland.

Auður Jónsdóttir appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022.

Auður Jónsdóttir is published by Dottir Press

Photo Credit: Saga Sigurdardottir

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Quake by Auður Jónsdóttir, 2022

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