Andri Snær Magnason, born in 1973, is a playwright, novelist and children’s author. He completed a degree in Icelandic language from the University of Iceland in 1997.
Bergsveinn Birgisson was born in 1971. His poetry collections include The Icelander (1992) and The Invasion of the Souls (1997).
Emil Hjörvar Petersen, born in 1984, is an Icelandic author of poetry and speculative fiction. He received the New Voices Grant of the Icelandic Literature Center in 2008 for his second poetry collection, Fox.
Halldóra Kristín Thoroddsen was born in 1950. So far she has published three books of poetry and two collections of short stories. Her first volume of poems, Stofuljóð (Living Room Poems) came out in 1990.
Jón Gnarr, born in 1967, has had an awe-inspiring career. A writer, actor and comedian, he served as the mayor of Reykjavík from 2010-2014 after a satirical campaign turned serious.
Kristín Ómarsdóttir is a writer, playwright and artist. She was born in 1962, and studies Icelandic language, literature and Spanish at the University of Iceland.
Born in 1972, Lilja Sigurðardóttir published first book, the crime novel Steps, in 2009. It received excellent reviews, and was picked up by the large German publishing house Rowohlt.
Nanna Rögnvaldardóttir, born in 1957, is a translator and a prolific author and collector of recipe books. Her interests lie with food, the history of food and recipes.
Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir was born in Reykjavík in 1972. She completed an MA in political philosophy at the University of Iceland in 2000, and completed her PhD at the Sorbonne, researching the political importance of the archive.
Ófeigur Sigurðsson, born in 1975, is a writer and a poet. He is part of an avant-garde of young Icelandic poets who have recreated the medium. Ófeigur has a degree in philosophy from the University of Iceland, and has worked on the radio.