Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
Monday, February 3, 2014
Blóð hraustra manna won a literature prize in Iceland! It's called "Tindabikkjan" and is for the best crime novel in Iceland in the year 2013, awarded by the Crime Literature Organization in the western fjords of Iceland (Glæpafélag Vestfjarða in Icelandic). Blóð hraustra manna was chosen over books by writers such as Arnaldur Indriðason and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.
Here's a link to a short Icelandic article about it. The picture above is of the award. I also got two kilos of frozen ray fish, which is a traditional food in that area of Iceland. I'm very happy and honored.
Friday, January 17, 2014
I came a across this announcement on the main Icelandic literature website. It's for a new book club or reader's circle that has been founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, for Icelanders living there, and they've chosen my thriller from 2008, Sólkross, as the book club's first book.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Blóð hraustra manna got yet another good review, now in Kvennablaðið, saying: "It's hard to give out any details about the plot but this is a thriller that pulls you in from the first page and keeps you there until the complete end. A very cool thriller.“