Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir was born in Reykjavík on April 16, 1958. She grew up in Seltjarnarnes and in Reykjavík and spent a year in Greece as a child. She finished her secondary education in Reykjavík in 1987 and has taken courses in script writing organized by The Icelandic Film Fund and taken part in workshops for playwrights at the Reykjavík City Theatre. Elísabet has done a number of jobs on land and see, she has worked as a shop assistant, a model for the Reykjavík Art School, done construction work, worked in fishing factories, been a deckhand on a fishing boat and a housekeeper on a farm. She has also worked as a journalist, done programs for radio, been an assistant director at the National Theatre, and lectured about micro-story writing at Icelandic secondary schools.
Elísabet's first published book is the poetry collection Dans í lokuðu herbergi from 1989 (Dance in a Closed Room). Since then, she has continued to publish poetry, as well as short stories and novels. Elísabet has written a number of plays that have been staged in Iceland and abroad and performed happenings. Her poems have appeared in collections and journals in Iceland and other countries.
Elísabet Jökulsdóttir lives in Reykjavík. She has three sons.
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