She was instrumental in establishing The Icelandic Women’s Literary Prize (Fjöruverðlaunin, bókmenntaverðlaun kvenna) in 2007 and is now an honorary member of the association that awards the prize.
After working as a translator, journalist and editor for twenty years, Jónína has been a full-time writer since 2006. In 2016, she turned to crime and wrote five novels about a mature amateur sleuth called Edda. After the Edda series, Jónína launched a new series about detective Soffia and her ex-husband, psychologist Adam, who sometimes helps the police by exploring the psychological aspects of crimes that need solving. The first novel, Launsátur, was published in 2021 and the second one, Varnarlaus, in 2022. Launsátur/Deceit has been translated into English and published in 2022 by Corylus Books.
Jónína Leósdóttir’s publisher is FORLAGID, phone: +354 575 5600.
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