Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Una - 3rd Grant

  
Una, a screenplay by me based on my novella from 2012,  has been awarded round three screenwriting grant from The Icelandic Film Centre. More here, in the website of Icelandic production company Tenderlee.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Icelandic Filmmakers


Here's an article about Iceland's rising film scene. Two film projects I'm working on are mentioned at the end.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Euro Noir




I just found out that I'm mentioned in a crime fiction anthology by Barry Forshaw, published last summer, called Euro Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction, Film & TV.

I'm, perhaps not surprisingly, in the Scandinavian chapter. Referred to as a half Czech-half Icelandic writer waiting to be translated into English. Very honored. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Protos


A film project I've been helping Marteinn Thorsson and Guðní Líndal Benediktsson to develop, called Protos, has been chosen to enter the B'EST workshop (Baltic East by West Producers' Workshop). More here.

Protos is a dystopian sci-fi movie about a woman suffering from amnesia that finds herself in an alien planet, with a difficult task to solve. The first workshop will be held in Tallinn in November, and the second one in Moscow in June next year.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Movie Premiere






The movie Borgríki 2: Blóð hraustra manna premiered in Iceland last weekend. It follows the same storyline as my thriller from last year, Blóð hraustra manna. Here are further information about the movie, trailers, news, and reviews. It's currently number one at Iceland's box office.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Interview

Last weekend I was in Diario de Sevilla, the biggest newspaper in Andalucía, talking about many different things. It's in Spanish.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Macedonian Book Deal




The Macedonian publishing house "Antolog", based in Skopje, has bought the publication rights to Hnífur Abrahams (Abraham's Knife). Needless to say, I'm thrilled to see my work appear in other languages, especially the ones I don't understand a word in! As is the case with Macedonian.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Three Screenplays

I've been awfully quiet here the last weeks, but that doesn't mean I've not been working. In fact, I've never been so busy before, since I'm currently working on three different screenplays. I hope I can bring you some news on them in the not so distant future.

For now, let me just say that one script is about a group of American geologists, one is about an Icelandic woman and her lost boy, and one is an English biopic about one of the most famous philosophers of the 20th century.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Movie Grant Nr. 2

Una, the movie adaptation of my ghost-story novella, also titled Una, got its second grant from the Icelandic Film Centre the other day. The penned director, Marteinn Thorsson,  and me are thrilled about it, and we've started working on the full-feature script. If everything goes as planned, shooting could start late next year.  More on this later.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Bestseller List

My eBook, The Gospel of John, is in the bestseller list in Eymundsson this month.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Gospel of John


I did a small side project the other day. In short, I "rewrote" the The Gospel of John (Jóhannesarguðspjall), making Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene change roles, so instead of Jesus walking on water, being crucified, and so on, it's Mary. I also changed the gender of God, some of "Mary's" apostles, and did some other alterations to the ancient text.

Forlagið published it as an ebook. It can also be purchased here.

Here are some interviews and some news about the book, everything in Icelandic: Pressan, DV, and Fréttablaðið.

Monday, April 21, 2014

French critique

I came across this nice critique about Le Sang d'Odin, which ends by saying: "A beautiful discovery that I recommend". It's always pleasing to hear from a happy reader.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Most Sold on Emma


Sólkross and Hnífur Abrahams were two of the most sold e-books on one of Iceland's main e-book site,  taking the 9th and 10th place on the site's top 10 list.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Hidden


There's a small article in Fréttablaðið today about my new horror script, "The Hidden". At the moment, the co-author of it, is in Los Angeles, having meetings with different producers. One of the first producers to check it out was Ralph Winter (X-Men, Fantastic Four), and there are more meetings scheduled the next days, with more exciting producers. It'll be interesting to see what happens.

Monday, March 3, 2014

"The Hidden"

I just finished a screenplay called "The Hidden", written with a friend of mine, Icelandic commercial director Thor Saevarsson.

It's a horror script in English, but takes place in Iceland. I hope I'll be able to bring you more news about this exciting project sometime in the future.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Articles about Prize

The prize Blóð hraustra manna got has been widely covered in the Icelandic media today. Here are some more articles about it: PressanPjatt, Forlagið and Skutull,

Article

There's a small article in Fréttablaðið today about the literature prize Blóð hraustra manna received last weekend.

Radio Interview

You can also listen to the radio interview here. Just press play.

Radio Interview


I did a radio interview in Iceland this morning, through the phone from Spain. It's about the prize Blóð hraustra manna won and other things. It starts on minute 45 and is 10 minutes long.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

More on Prize

Here's another announcement about the literature prize my novel received last weekend, this time with the argument from the committee: "The author manages to create excitement from page one, the book captures the reader's attention and the characters are believable. The foe gave us chills and auto shops have been added to places to avoid."