Born in 1972, Lilja Sigurðardóttir published her first book, the crime novel Steps, in 2009. It received excellent reviews, and was picked up by the large German publishing house Rowohlt. Lilja’s second novel, Forgiveness, came out in 2010.
Her first play, The Big Babies, was staged at the Tjarnabíó theatre in Reykjavík in the winter of 2013-2014 by the Lab Loka theatre group. Directed by Rúnar Guðbrandsson, The Big Babies received the Grímuverðlaunin award for playwright of the year.
Readers are eagerly awaiting Lilja’s next book, Trapped, which will be published in October 2015 by Forlagið. French publishing house Métailié, which has published works from two other Icelandic authors, has already bought the rights to this book. Trapped will be the first in an exciting trilogy.
Steps is Lilja Sigurðardóttir’s first novel, and to cut a long story short, she has made a good start… The story has a great flow and the author manages to create excitement: and that’s the main requirement for a crime novel… an exciting story that works. –Kolbeinn Óttarsson Proppé, Fréttablaðið Newspaper.