Steinunn G. Helgadóttir (IS)
Steinunn G. Helgadóttir (b.1952) is a visual artist and well-known Icelandic poet and prose writer. She graduated at the Academy of Arts in Göteborg. Her first poetry collection Kafbátakórinn (The Submarine Choir) was published in 2011, and her second, Skuldunautar (Debtors), in 2013. Helgadóttir received the Jón úr Vör Poetry Award in 2011 and the Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize for her novel Raddir úr húsi loftskeytamannsins (Voices From the Radio Operator‘s House), published in 2016. Her work, which encompasses paintings, installations and video paintings, has been exhibited at solo and group art exhibitions. She has also curated many art exhibitions in several museums in Reykjavik. Helgadóttir is currently working on her second novel. She lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland. Steinunn G. Helgadóttir was selected as one of Literary Europe Live‘s New Voices from Europe 2017.