Arnaldur Indriðason


Born
in Reykjavík, Iceland
January 28, 1961

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Arnaldur Indriðason has the rare distinction of having won the Nordic Crime Novel Prize two years running. He is also the winner of the highly respected and world famous CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel of the year in the English language, Silence of the Grave.

Arnaldur’s novels have sold over 14 million copies worldwide, in 40 languages, and have won numerous well-respected prizes and received rave reviews all over the world.


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“The other option you have is to come to terms with this fucking life, as you call it, and put up with the suffering it involves. Put up with the suffering we all have to endure, always, to get through that and find and enjoy the happiness and joy that it brings us as well, in spite of our being alive.”
Arnaldur Indriðason

“أتظن أن ذلك لن يؤثر عليك؟ أتعتقد أنك قوي بما يكفي لتتحمل أشياء من ذلك النوع؟ أتظن أن باستطاعتك اكتساب مناعة ضد ذلك بمرور السنين ويمكنك مشاهدة كل القذارة من بعيد كأنها ليست من شأنك، وتحاول الحفاظ على رباطة جأشك؟ لكن ليست هناك أي مسافة، وليست هناك أي مناعة، لا أحد قوي بما يكفي، يلازمك الاشمئزاز كأنه شبح شرير في ذهنك، لا يتركك بسلام حتى تعتقد أن القذارة هي الحياة نفسها وتنسى كيف يعيش الناس العاديون. هذه قضيتك؛ مثل ذلك الأمر، مثل شبح شرير تم إطلاقه ليعيث فسادًا في ذهنك ولا يتركك إلا مُقعدًا”
Arnaldur Indriðason, Jar City

“He knew at once it was a human bone, when he took it from the baby who was sitting on the floor chewing it.”
Arnaldur Indridason, Silence of the Grave

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