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Kristín Eiríksdóttir

Kristín Eiríksdóttir was born in Reykjavík in 1981. In 2005 she graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts.

Kristín’s first collection of poetry, Kjötbærinn (Meat Town), came out in 2004. Her poems had previously been published in local newspapers and magazines. Kjötbærinn was followed up with Húðlit Auðnin (Skin Coloured Wasteland) in 2006, and Annarskonar sæla (A Different Kind of Bliss) in 2008, both poetry books. Her short story collection, Doris deyr (Doris Dies) came out in 2010, and in the autumn of 2012 Kristín‘s first novel, Hvítfeld – fjölskyldusaga (Hvítfeld – A Family Story), came out.

She has also written two play scripts: Karma fyrir fugla (Karma for Birds), together with Kari Ósk Grétudóttir, premiered in February 2013 in the National Theatre of Iceland, as well as Skríddu (Crawl!), premiered in April 2013 in Borgarleikhúsið (The City Theatre).

Kristín translated to Icelandic the book Hundshaus (A Dog’s Head) by Danish author Morten Ramsland.

Besides her work in writing, Kristín has partaken in art-exhibitions and performed artistic acts together with Ingibjörg Magnadóttir, in Iceland and abroad.

Her stories and poems have been translated into Danish, German and English.

Kristín lives in Reykjavík.


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