Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir

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Author Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir

Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir (born March 24, 1982) is an Icelandic author and folklorist. She started her writing career at fifteen when she co-authored the book Orðabelgur Ormars ofurmennis (The Wordballoon of Worm Wonderman). In 2011 she published her second book, the children's book Flugan sem stöðvaði stríðið (The Fly Who Ended the War) which won the Icelandic Children's Book Prize (2011).

In 2014 she published the young adult book Hafnfirðingabrandarinn (The Local Joke) which won both the Icelandic Literary Prize (2014) and the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize (or Fjöruverðlaunin 2014).

Bryndís is an adjunct professor at Iceland Academy of the Arts.[1]


In 2015 Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, Using social media, has actively encouraged the Icelandic government and Icelandic people to help out and open their homes for fleeing Syrian refugees, during the Syrian Civil War.[2] The call for activism has indeed helped the Icelandic government to rethink their immigrant policies.[3]

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  1. ^ 'Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir', Goodreads,
  2. ^ "Demand to open doors to Syrians spreading online". 2015-09-02. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  3. ^ Werber, Cassie; Werber, Cassie. "The story about thousands of Icelanders offering their homes to refugees is a wild exaggeration". Quartz. Retrieved 2019-06-03.