(Iceland) Born in 1973. She is a poet and a journalist in Reykjavík. Her debut book Blálogaland was published in spring 1999. It was followed in autumn 2000 by Hnattflug and in 2003 the poetry collection Túlípanafallhlífar was published. Thrastardóttir’s first novel Sólar saga won the Tómas Gudmundsson Prize 2002.
(Iceland) was born in Húsavík, in the north of Iceland, in 1955, and grew up in the region. After attending the Commercial College of Iceland in Reykjavík, he studied Icelandic language, music and acting. In 1977 he made his literary debut with Ósánar lendur (Virgin Soil), a collection of poems. Since then he has published many books of poetry and translated poetry, one novel, a dozen children’s books and has produced many recordings of his lyrics and songs. His most recent poetry books are Eyðibýli (Abandoned Farms), with photographs by Nökkvi Eliasson, and Hjartaborg (Fortress of the Heart). He was president of the Writer´s Union of Iceland from 1998 until 2006. He lives in Reykjavík as a full-time writer, songwriter and publisher of music and literature.
(1978) is an Icelandic poet, translator and the author of three novels. He works with performance and sound-poetry, and regularly appears at poetry and music festivals. Eiríkur is a founding member of the Nýhil poet cooperative. Eiríkur’s poetry and essays have been published in various translations, in more than ten different languages. He was awarded many international literary prizes.