Kristín Eiríksdóttir is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet, and playwright from Reykjavík, Iceland. Kristín has published seven books and had three plays staged. Her short fiction has appeared in Best European Fiction 2011. Her novel Elín, ýmislegt, forthcoming in English in September 2019 as A Fist or a Heart, won the 2017 Icelandic Literary Prize as well as the 2018 Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize, and has been nominated for the 2019 Nordic Council Literature Prize. It will be her first novel to be translated into English.
Larissa Kyzer is a writer and translator currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature, an MS in Library and Information Science, and an MA in Translation Studies, which she earned at the University of Iceland. Larissa is a member of Ós, an Iceland-based international and literary collective, as well as the American Literary Translators Association and PEN America’s translation committee. Her most recent full-length translation is of Kristín Eiríksdóttir’s A Fist or a Heart.