She is the author of a dozen plays, seven novels, two biographies and a collection of articles she originally wrote for a women's magazine.
She is married to the former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, who was the first openly lesbian head of government in modern history. They were one of the first same-sex couples in Iceland to get married (in 2010, shortly after the law took effect, and while Jóhanna was in office); and until 2015, Jónína was the only modern person to have been the same-sex spouse of a sitting head of government (Belgium's Elio Di Rupo has never been married, while Luxembourg's Xavier Bettel was unable to legally marry until January 1, 2015).
She has now written a book about her relationship with the former prime minister.
She has a BA in English and Literature from the University of Iceland.
- CV: Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Prime Minister's Office, retrieved 2011-08-28
- Moody, Jonas (2009-01-30). "Iceland Picks the World's First Openly Gay PM". Time. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
- "Iceland PM weds as gay marriage legalised". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- "Jónína Leósdóttir". Retrieved 31 December 2016.
- Jónína Leósdóttir's page on the website of the Icelandic Association of Playwrights and Screenwriters
- Jónína Leósdóttir's page on Literature.is, a website containing information about contemporary Icelandic authors and their work
- on YouTube
- Jónína Leósdóttir on Outlook
- Jónína Leósdóttir on Woman's Hour
- Jónína Leósdóttir interview in The Telegraph
- Jónína Leósdóttir interview in El País
- Jónína Leósdóttir interview in The Times
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