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Thórdís Helgadóttir

Portrait of writer Thórdís Helgadóttir

Thórdís Helgadóttir

Thórdís Helgadóttir is a writer and playwright. She is the author of the acclaimed short story collection Keisaramörgæsir (Emperor Penguins) and co-author of two poetry collections with the Svikaskáld (Imposter Poets) poetry collective. Her theatrical work has been staged at the Reykjavík City Theatre, where she was the 2019-2020 Resident Playwright. The recipient of the prestigious 2021 Ljóðstafur Jóns úr Vör poetry award, she has two books of poetry forthcoming in 2021.

Articles by Thórdís Helgadóttir

The Sea Gives Us Children
By Thórdís Helgadóttir
Karen says she’s seen it when the souls begin their perambulations.
Translated from Icelandic by Larissa Kyzer