Subscribe to Audur Jonsdottir RSS

Nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize – again!

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:15

Secretaries to the Spirits has been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2014. This is Audurs second nomination, she was on the same shortlist for The People in the Basement in 2005.

The publishing rights to the Secretaries to the Spirits was recently aquired by Presses de la Cité in Paris. This was the third foreign sale after Germany and Denmark.


Secretaries to the Spirits – a Writer is Born

Submitted by Admin on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:21

Ósjálfrátt (Secretaries to the Spirits) published in 2012, may turn out to be Audurs most successful novel to date. It was the best selling Icelandic fiction of the Christmas season in Iceland not written in the crime genre.

Sold to btb Random House, Germany and Tiderne Skifter, Denmar and Presses de la Cité, France


Stage adaption of "The people in the Basement" is a major success

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 23:26

Ólafur Egilsson and Audur Jónsdóttir were named Best Playwrights for the adaptation of the latter’s novel Fólkid í kjallaranum for Reykjavík City Theater. The show was immensely successful with full houses every night in the winter of 2010-2011 and will be staged again this autumn.