Yrsa Sigurðardóttir





Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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born
in Reykjavík, Iceland
August 24, 1963

gender
female

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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


Average rating: 3.63 · 10,581 ratings · 1,189 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
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My Soul to Take
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Ashes to Dust
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The Day is Dark
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Ég man þig
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 1,385 ratings — published 2010 — 44 editions
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Horfðu á mig
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 478 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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Brakið
3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Kuldi
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Lygi
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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I remember you
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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