Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir is a prize-winning novelist, playwright, and poet. She is the author of five novels, a collection of poetry, and four plays that have been performed at the National Theatre in Iceland and at the Reykjavik City Theatre. She also writes the lyrics for the Icelandic performance pop band Milkywhale.
Auður Ava’s novels have been translated into over 20 languages. Among them are The Greenhouse and Butterflies in November. Her newest novel, Ör (“Hotel Silence”) won the Icelandic Literary Prize 2016 and was chosen Best Icelandic novel in 2016 by Booksellers in Iceland. Auður Ava lives in Reykjavik.