Auður Jónsdóttir was born on March 30, 1973. She is a writer and freelance journalist and has published articles, essays and interviews in various journals and newspapers.
Her first published work of fiction is the short story "Gifting" (Marriage), published in the literary magazine Andblær in 1997. Other short stories have appeared in magazines and collections since then. Auður's first novel, Stjórnlaus lukka (Uncontrollable Luck, 1998), was nominated to the Icelandic Literature Prize in the same year. Since then, she has sent forward other novels as well as books for children and teenagers, among them a book about her grandfather, Halldór Laxness. Her novel Fólkið í kjallaranum (The People in the Basement), received the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2004 and the novel, Tryggðarpantur (Love Token), was nominated to the same award in 2006. Auður's latest novel is Vetrarsól (Winter-Sun) from 2008. She is now working on a play, as she was chosen Reykjavík City Theatre's Playwrite-in-Residence for 2009.
Auður has lived in Copenhagen and Barcelona, but is currently living in Iceland with her husband, Þórarinn Leifsson.
Publisher: Mál og menning.
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