Kristín Ómarsdóttir, writer, playwright and artist


Kristín Ómarsdóttir

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. Kristín’s first book, Draumar á hvolfi, was published in 1987 and she has since published almost thirty books.

Her novel Elskan mín ég dey (1999) was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize and the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize. This book is an unconventional story of a family, set in an Icelandic seaside village. Its lyrical narrative is simultaneously humorous and personal. 002-175x278

Kristín received the Women’s Literature Award for her book of poetry Sjáðu fegurð þína in 2008. She is also an award-winning playwright. Her books have been translated into Swedish, French and Finnish and her poetry has been published in several foreign magazines. Her newest novel, Flækingurinn, was published earlier this year to great reviews.

Kristín is also an artist who works with drawing, sculpture and media art.

Panel: Vilborg Dagbjartsdóttir in Conversation with Kristín Ómarsdóttir