Yrsa Sigurðardóttir





Yrsa Sigurðardóttir


Born
in Reykjavík, Iceland
August 24, 1963

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic writer, of both crime-novels and children's fiction. She has been writing since 1998. Her début crime-novel was translated into English by Bernard Scudder.

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 children and teenagers, as well as a number of internationally successful crime novels for adults.

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“Mother Nature had made an appalling error of judgement.”
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Last Rituals

“I go to sea every other month. The accident happened during my time off, so I’d better be cell phone again before my next tour or I’ll be off work for another two months. Unless”
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, The Silence of the Sea: A Thriller

“...the only thing that could justify your continuing existence on the planet would be if you started breathing carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen.”
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