Arndís Þórarinsdóttir

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Arndís Þórarinsdóttir (born 1982) is an Icelandic children's author.

Biography[edit]

Arndís studied at the Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík, took a BA in literature at the University of Iceland, and an MA in creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.[1] She took a further MA in creative writing at the University of Iceland in 2018, with a thesis entitled 'Vetur fram á vor: Skáldsaga fyrir börn' ('From Winter to Spring: A Novel for Children').[2][3] She is the head of the ancient and popular culture departments of the Kópavogur Public Library.[4] She had joined the board of IBBY á Íslandi by 2008, and was its president around 2011.[5]

Works[edit]

Writing[edit]

In addition to short stories for children and adults, Arndís has published:

  • Játningar mjólkurfernuskálds (Reykjavík: Mál og menning, 2011)
  • Lyginni líkast (Kópavogur: Námsgagnastofnun, 2013)
  • Sitthvað á sveimi: lestrarbók (Kópavogur: Námsgagnastofnun, 2014)
  • Gleraugun hans Góa (Kópavogur: Námsgagnastofnun, 2015)
  • Nærbuxnaverksmiðjan (Reykjavík: Mál og menning, 2018), ISBN 9789979339465

Translating[edit]

  • Bjólfskviða: Forynjurnar og fræðimennirnir [translation of J. R. R. Tolkien 'Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics'] (Reykjavík: Hið íslenzka bókmenntafélag, 2013)
  • Rosie Banks's Secret Kingdom series of children's books (Reykjavík: JPV).

Editing[edit]

  • Örþrasir: ljóðakver Listafélagsins, ed. by Arndís Þórarinsdóttir, Vésteinn Valgarðsson, and Haukur Þorgeirsson ([Reykjavík: Skólafélagið], [1999])

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Stjórn IBBY á Íslandi', http://ibby.is/um-ibby/stjorn-ibby-a-islandi/, accessed 5 September 2015.
  2. ^ Arndís Þórarinsdóttir, 'Blindur er brókarlaus maður', Hugrás: Vefrit Hugvísindasviðs Háskóla Íslands (15 October 2018).
  3. ^ http://hdl.handle.net/1946/31707.
  4. ^ 'Stjórn IBBY á Íslandi', http://ibby.is/um-ibby/stjorn-ibby-a-islandi/, accessed 5 September 2015.
  5. ^ 'Stjórn IBBY á Íslandi', http://ibby.is/um-ibby/stjorn-ibby-a-islandi/, accessed 5 September 2015; http://bokvit.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/hofundur-jatninga-mjolkurfernuskalds.html; cf. Kjartan, 'Grunnskólarnir hlusta', Fréttablaðið (29 March 2012), p. 34.