|About the Book|
Gyrðir Elíassons family comes from the Eastfjords but he grew up in the town of Sauðárkrókur in the north of Iceland and went to both elementary school and college there. He lived for a while in the western part of the country, in Borgarnes and Akranes, but later in Reykjavík.Gyrðir has been a full time writer almost all his adult life, he has published a number of poetry books, novels and collections of short stories. He is one of Icelands most acclaimed writers of his generation and has been awarded for his work. He is an avid translator, especially of books about and by American aborigines, and has translated four of Richard Brautigans novels.