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Vilborg Davíðsdóttir

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Vilborg Davíðsdóttir was born in 1965 in Thingeyri in the Westfjord Peninsula, Iceland. She has a diploma in Journalism, as well as a BA in English and Ethnology, writing her MA thesis in Ethnology about oral tradition and storytelling. Vilborg worked as a journalist and a reporter in various media from 1985 to 2000. She has since dedicated herself to writing.
Her first novel, Við Urðarbrunn, (By Urd’s Well) was published in 1993 and a sequel, Nornadómur (Judgement of the Norns) in 1994. These tell the story of a young slave woman in 9th century Iceland, the daughter of a Norwegian chieftain settler and his Irish slave, and her pursuit for freedom. The story is set in Iceland, Scandinavia and the Scottish Isles.
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On the Cold Coasts

3.18 avg rating — 240 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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Korku saga

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Auður

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Við Urðarbrunn

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Ástin, drekinn og dauðinn

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Hrafninn

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