Arndís Thórarinsdóttir

Arndís Thórarinsdóttir (Arndís Þórarinsdóttir, b. 1982) is an award-winning Icelandic writer and translator. 

Before becoming a full-time writer, Arndís worked as a journalist and critic and was the head of department at the library in Kópavogur. She has an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature and a postgraduate degree in Creative Writing from the University of Iceland, and earned another postgraduate degree in Writing for Performance from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Arndís has also written short novels for an educational institution, published articles and stories in newspapers and magazines, worked on translations and performed various social activities related to literature.

Arndís’ book The Island on the Edge of the Universe, co-written by Hulda Sigrún Bjarnadóttir, has been sold to Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Russia. 

Arndís lives in Reykjavík with her husband and two children.

 

Photo: © Cat Gundry-Beck

 

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Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • Guðrún Helgadóttir Children’s Literature Prize

    2020

  • Icelandic Literature Prize (Children’s books category)

    2020

  • Icelandic Literature Prize (Children’s books category)

    2022

Nominations

  • Icelandic Women's Literature Prize (Fjöruverðlaunin)

    2023

  • Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize

    2022

  • Reykjavík Children’s Book Award

    2021

  • Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize

    2021

  • Icelandic Literature Prize

    2020

  • Icelandic Literature Prize

    2019

  • Nordic Children’s Book Prize

    2013

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