Wednesday, May 4, 2016
I'm honored to have been entered into this year's edition of the Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction. My entry is on p. 228-9 and can be read here.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Yesterday, on Easter Sunday, there was a radio program about my e-book, The Gospel of John (Jóhannesarguðspjall). It's 50 minutes long and in Icelandic.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Davíð Óskar Ólafsson, and myself the first writing grant (out of three) to bring this remarkable story to the screen.
Here's a short article in English about Axlar-Björn.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Here's an interview with Kristinn Thordarson (pictured), Head of Production in the Icelandic production company Truenorth. I'm involved in some projects with them, and one of them, The Hidden, is starting to take off:
"The first project to get off the ground this fall is the thriller The Hidden about a group of US geologists traveling to a remote part of Iceland who become the preys of the mythical ‘hidden people’."
Truenorth recently signed a contract with Iron Box Films in the UK to co-produce.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
The Macedonian translation of my thriller from 2007, Hnífur Abrahams, was published the other day and has been featured in many places in the Macedonian press: Here, here, here, here and here. And here's the announcement by my Macedonian publishing house. And of course, I don't understand any of this!
Sunday, February 14, 2016
There's an article on Screen Daily today about some of the film projects I'm working on. They were being introduced in this year's Berlinale by the Icelandic production companies True North and Mystery (see picture).
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Hnífur Abrahams, my thriller from 2007, is soon to be published in Macedonian by Skopje-based publishing House Antolog. Very much fun to see your work in such an exotic, beautiful language!
Monday, January 18, 2016
I did a lecture based on my book from 2014, Jóhannesarguðspjall (The Gospel of John) in the University of Iceland, for the department of theology.
And I also did two radio interviews about the lecture and the book: Here (starts around min. 39) and here (starts around min. 112), both in Icelandic.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
I've been working hard on various film projects lately, both in Icelandic and English, but mainly in English, and they've started to gather some interest from directors and also some pretty nice production companies (UK and USA). These are very different projects, ranging from biopics to science-fiction to horror.
I hope to bring you some real news about them in the near future!
Monday, August 31, 2015
And now my novella from 2010, Örvitinn eða Hugsjónamaðurinn ("The Idiot, or, the Visionary"), has also gotten its own page on Wikipedia, where the story is detailed. Very nice indeed.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Someone has taken the time to write about Paradísarborgin ("The City of Paradise") on the English Wikipedia, and outline the plot quite thoroughly.
In other news, I'm working on my screenplays and treatments, and hope to bring some fun news about these different projects in the near future.
Friday, July 31, 2015
Someone took the time and wrote a very nice Wikipedia article in English about my thriller, Lygarinn, from 2011 (it's still only in Icelandic). It's a very niece piece, and actually more insightful than any review about the book four years ago. I'm especially glad with the chapter called "Form".
Saturday, April 11, 2015
I did a small interview in Fréttatíminn on "Causality", the sci-fi film script I'm currently developing.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
I'm working on a sci-fi script with a friend of mine, Icelandic director and producer Davíð Óskar Ólafsson. It's called "Causality" and takes place in New York, both in modern times and in the year 2044.
We asked Pétur Atli Antonsson, an Icelandic illustrator and concept artist, to draw some pictures based on the story. Here are two of them, and I really like them both. Above is New York in 2044. Below is a mental hospital in the future, where patients are kept in virtual reality machines.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Recently I wrote a short piece on Hannah Arendt for a website-in-progress that focuses on women and women's ideas through the centuries. It's in Icelandic.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Someone took the time to create a special English Wikipedia-page about my thriller Hnífur Abrahams from 2007 (still only in Icelandic and Dutch, although a Spanish translation exists, still waiting to be published). It has a very thorough synopsis of the story. Thanks to whoever was so generous with his/her time!
Friday, February 20, 2015
I was in Barcelona on Wednesday, taking part in something called "Icelandic Days" in the city. The Icelandic writer Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir and me presented our books and answered questions about Iceland and Icelandic literature.
Here's a picture from the event. The man standing to the left is Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the president of Iceland.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Here are the other two radio programs I was in charge of in January. In this one I played music from all around the world, and in this one I only played music from last year. Enjoy.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
I'm in charge of a music program on Rás 1 (The National Radio) in January, where I'm basically free to play any music I want. There will be four episodes in total, and two are already finished.
Here's the first one, where I play music that influenced me in my youth and college years.
And here's the second one, where I play music connected to my work. Enjoy.