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, but her co-authored work with Þórdís Gísladóttir about the humorous crises of modern teenage life has also been well received.
Her work has received various nominations and awards, including The Icelandic Women’s Literary Prize (2016), the Icelandic Literary Award (2017), the Reykjavík Children’s Literature Prize for best original work (2019) and the Icelandic Bookseller’s Prize. Hildur is a feminist and a climate activist. She lives in Reykjavík with her husband and their two young daughters.
She is currently writing a television series based on two of her books and working on a new trilogy. The second book of the trilogy, The Witch, will be out in Icelandic in October 2019.
Interviews in English:
Who Can Write What? An Interview with Hildur Knútsdóttir
Focus On! Podcast
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