Ævar Örn Jósepsson

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Ævar Örn Jósepsson (born 25 August 1963 in Hafnarfjörður) is an Icelandic journalist, translator, and author.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ævar is the youngest of four siblings. He grew up in Garðabær, Reykjavík, and in Hafnarfjörður. He moved to Akranes aged 16. From 1981-1982 he was an exchange student in Belgium. He attended the University of Stirling in Scotland, UK, from 1986-1987 and studied journalism, political science and philosophy. He then attended Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany, becoming Magister Artium of philosophy and English literature in 1994.[1]

Career[edit]

Ævar initially worked as a fisherman, then as from 1984-1986 as a bank clerk for Landsbanki Íslands. He started doing programs for television and radio, working at RÚV radio since 1995.[2][1]

He worked as a journalist for Þjóðviljinn, Morgunblaðið, visir.is, Ský and others.[1]

Writing[edit]

Ævar has written a series of six crime novels.

  • Skítadjobb (2002)[3] ISBN 9789979326120.[4]
  • Svartir englar (2003) ISBN 9789979217640[5] (later made into a film series of the same name.[6])
  • Blóðberg (2005)[7] ISBN 9789979659105.[8]
  • Sá yðar sem syndlaus er (2006) ISBN 9789979977247.[9]
  • Land tækifæranna (2008)[10] (nominated for the Glass Key award.[11]) ISBN 9789979659280.[12]
  • Önnur líf (2010) ISBN 9789979659525.

He has also written a short story called Línudans, published in Spannendsten Weihnachtgeschichten aus Skandinavien (2004).[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ævar Örn Jósepsson | Literature Web". City of literature UNESCO (in Icelandic). 15 April 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Sigmundur Davíð segir Ævar Örn Jósepsson misnota aðstöðu sína - Vísir". visir.is. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Skítadjobb í skítaveðri". www.mbl.is. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Skítadjobb". worldcat.org (in Icelandic). Mál og menning. 2005. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Svartir englar: [glæpisaga". worldcat.org (in Icelandic). Almenna bókafélagið. 2004. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  6. ^ Review, Iceland (12 June 2009). "A Series of Near Misses: Black Angels". Iceland Review. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Blóðberg Höfundur: Ævar Örn Jósepsson". Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Blóðberg". worldcat.org (in Icelandic). Uppheimar. 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Sá yðar sem syndlaus er". worldcat.org (in Icelandic). 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Land tækifæranna". Bókmenntaborgin - Reykjavík bókmenntaborg UNESCO (in Icelandic). 28 April 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  11. ^ Brunsdale, Mitzi M. (2016). Encyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction: Works and Authors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden Since 1967. McFarland. p. 227. ISBN 9781476622774. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Land tækifæranna". worldcat.org (in Icelandic). Uppheimar. 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2018.