Friðrik Erlingsson was born in Reykjavík on March 4, 1962. He graduated as a graphic designer from the Iceland Art and Craft School in 1983. Since then, he has been a writer and worked at an advertising agency.
Friðrik Erlingsson has written and translated numerous lyrics, written scripts for film and television, as well as biographies and fictional work for people of all ages. His novel, Benjamín dúfa (Benjamin Dove) that depicts the world of a group of young boys in Reykjavík in the latter half of the twentieth century was published to acclaim in 1992. The book received numerous awards and has been translated to five languages. A movie based on the book was also well received in Iceland and abroad. Friðrik wrote the script for the animated film Litla lirfan ljóta (The Ugly Caterpillar) which premiered in Reykjavík in August 2002. Friðrik received the Reykjavík Scholastic Prize in 2002 for his translation of Mona Nilsson-Brattström's book, Tsatsiki og mútta (Tsatsiki och Morsan).
Friðrik Erlingsson lives in Reykjavík. Back