Yrsa Sigurðardóttir





Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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born
in Reykjavík, Iceland
August 24, 1963

gender
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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir graduated from high-school in 1983, finished a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Iceland in 1988 and M.Sc in the same field from Concordia University in Montreal in 1997.

Yrsa now works as a civil engineer for the company Fjarhitun, as well as being a writer.

In 1998 Yrsa published her first book for children, Þar lágu Danir í því (The Danes Were in Trouble There). She has since published more books for childrena and teenagers, as well as a number of internationally successful crime novels for adults.

In 2000 the Icelandic department of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) awarded Yrsa for her book Við viljum jólin í júlí (We Want Christmas in July).

Yrsa lives in the Reykjavík suburb of Se...more


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