Ragnar Jonasson was born in Reykjavík in 1976 and is the award winning author of the international bestselling Dark Iceland series, which has been sold to eighteen countries worldwide. Ragnar has also written the Hulda Series, a crime fiction trilogy, soon to be published in English. His novel Nightblind won the Dead Good Reader award for the most captivating crime in translation in the United Kingdom in 2016. Ragnar works as a writer and a lawyer, and he also teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University. Ragnar has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. He is the co-founder of the Reykjavik international crime writing festival Iceland Noir. From the age of 17, Ragnar translated fourteen Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic. He has appeared at various festivals around the world, including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and lives in Reykjavik.