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 "Last Rituals" published in the US in 2007, and the UK in January 2008 was translated into English by Bernard Scudder, and is book 1 of the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series.

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 2000 the Icelandic department of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) awarded Yrsa for her book Við viljum jólin í júlí (We
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“...the only thing that could justify your continuing existence on the planet would be if you started breathing carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen.”
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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

“Ódinn couldn't tear his gaze from the small featured face, the red cheeks and delicate lips that she pursed shut as if to ensure she wouldn't say anything to disappoint her father.”
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Kuldi

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