Jón Kalman Stefánsson was born in Reykjavik in 1963. Over the last few years, Stefánsson has created a unique and enchanting fictional world in a series of related novels and short stories. Two of these works, Summer Behind the Slope and Of Tall Trees and Time, were nominated for the Nordic Council Literary Prize, and he has received a total of four nominations Summer Light, Enter Night and Fish Have No Feet. In 2005 Jón Kalman received the Icelandic Literature Prize for his work Sumarljós, og svo kemur nóttin, an unusual collection of connected stories and fragments. Stefánsson has been longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017, nominated for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, shortlisted for the 2015 French Literary Award Prix Médicis, nominated for the 2015 Nordic Council Literature Prize, nominated for the 2015 Icelandic Literature Award. He received the 2015 Best Foreign Novel LIRE Award and the 2015 Millepages Award.