Eva Björg Ægisdóttir
Eva Björg Ægisdóttir lives with her fiancé and their three children in Reykjavík. She was born and raised in Akranes, a small town about half an hour drive from Reykjavík which is the scene for her novel. After finishing a Bachelor's degree in Sociology she moved from Akranes to Trondheim, Norway, where she got her Master's degree in Globalisation.
Ever since she was a child she has been fascinated with books. She soon started writing, although at first it was mostly diaries and half-finished stories. As a teenager she won a short story contest and after that she was determined to become a writer in the future. After moving back to Iceland in 2015, she decided to finally start writing her first novel. Being a mother, she knew it would be difficult to find time to write having the usual 9 - 5 job. In order to have time to write, she got a job as a flight attendant and in nine months she finished the first draft of her novel.
She has already started on her second novel. In the future she want to become a full-time writer and therefore publishing outside of Iceland is something she want to focus on.
In 2018, Eva was the recipient of the Blackbird Award, a crime-writing prize hosted by prolific Iceland authors Yrsa Sigurdardottir and Ragnar Jonasson, for her debut novel Marrid Í Stiganum (The Creak on the Stairs), which will be published in Spring 2020 by Orenda Books.
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Orenda Signs Icelandic Crime Debut In Two-Book Pre-Empt - February 2019
Agent: David H Headley