Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Eva Björg Ægisdóttir (born 1988) is an Icelandic writer. Her novel's success also was her international breakthrough: her crime novels have got licensed translations in English, French, German and Polish.[1]

Biography edit

She was born in Akranes, Iceland in 1988. Her literary aspirations were apparent from an early age, when she won a short-story competition at the age of 15. She went to Norway for higher studies, and upon returning to Iceland, decided to write a novel. Her first book The Creak on the Stairs (2018) was a No.1 bestseller in Iceland and won the Icelandic Svart Fuglinn (engl.:Blackbird Award). The same novel won the British literary award New Blood Dagger in 2021.

Subsequent books in her Forbidden Iceland series include Girls Who Lie and Night Shadows.

She is published in English translation by Orenda Books, and she has been dubbed the "Icelandic Ruth Rendell" by the British press.

Eva Björg Ægisdóttir lives and works in Reykjavík with her family.[2]

Works edit

Forbidden Iceland Series edit

  • Marrið í stiganum, 2018. The Creak on the Stairs, 2020.
  • Stelpur sem ljúga, 2019. Girls Who Lie, 2021.
  • Næturskuggar, 2020. Night Shadows, 2022.
  • Þú sérð mig ekki, 2022. You Can't See Me, 2024. (prequel)
  • Strákar sem meiða, 2023. Boys Who Hurt, 2024.

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