Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir is an Icelandic writer born on 17 March 1976. She studied philosophy at the University of Iceland. Her first novel and collection came out in 1998 to acclaim. She has written five novels since then. In 2000 her novel Fyrirlestur um hamingjuna ("Lecture on Happiness") was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize. In 2006 she was awarded the DV Culture Prize for the novel Yosoy. In 2012, she was awarded the Icelandic Literary Prize for Allt með kossi vekur ("Everything Is Woken with a Kiss").