Marta María Stephensen

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Marta María Stephensen (1770–1805), was an Icelandic writer. She was married to Stefán Stephensen, the County governor of Vesturamti on Iceland 1790–1806. She published a cookery book in 1800, and is regarded as the first female author on Iceland.

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  • Einfaldt Matreidslu Vasa-Qver, fyrir heldri manna Húss-freyjur / Utgefid af Frú Assessorinnu Mørtu Maríu Stephensen. Leirárgörðum við Leirá, 1800.
  • Saga Jóns Espólíns hins fróða. Kaupmannahöfn, 1895.
  • Hallgerður Gísladóttir. Íslensk matarhefð. Mál og menning, Reykjavík, 1999.