Hildur Knútsdóttir

Hildur Knútsdóttir was born in Reykjavík, Iceland on June 16, 1984. She writes fiction both for adults and teenagers, as well as plays, screenplays and short fiction. Hildur is known for her evocative fantastical fiction and spine-chilling horror, but her recent co-authored work with Þórdís Gísladóttir about the humorous crises of modern teenage life has also been well received.
Her first novel Sláttur came out in 2011 and her work has received various nominations and awards, including The Icelandic Women’s Literary Prize (2016), the Icelandic Literary Award (2017) and the Reykjavík Children’s Books Award (2019). Ljónið (e. The Lion) the first book in a new trilogy won the Reykjavík’s Children’s Books Awards in 2019. The sequal, Nornin (e. The Witch) was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Award and The Reykjavík Children´s Books Award.
She is currently writing a television series based on her duology Vetrarfrí and Vetrarhörkur as well as working on the sequel to Nornin, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2020. Hildur is a feminist and a climate activist. She lives in Reykjavík with her husband and their two young daughters.