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Hildur Knútsdóttir

Hildur Knútsdóttir was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, in the year 1984. She writes fiction for both adults and teenagers, as well as plays, screenplays and short fiction. Hildur is known for her evocative fantastical fiction and spine-chilling horror. Her horror novella The Night Guest will be published by Tor Nightfire in 2024 in English translation by Mary Robinette Kowal.

Her work has received various nominations and awards, including The Icelandic Women’s Literary Prize (2016), The Icelandic Literature Prize (2017), The Reykjavík Children’s Literature Prize for best original work (2019) and The Icelandic Bookseller’s Prize (several times). Hildur is a feminist and a climate activist and currently chairs the Icelandic Climate Fund. She lives in Reykjavík with her husband and their two daughters.

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