Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (born 1958) is an Icelandic writer.

She studied art history at the Sorbonne, in Paris, and currently works as assistant professor at the University of Iceland.


  • Tómas Guðmundsson Literary Award (2004) for Butterflies in November



In English

  • The Greenhouse, tr. Brian FitzGibbon (2011. Original: Afleggjarinn, 2007)
  • Butterflies in November, tr. Brian FitzGibbon (2014. Original: Rigning í nóvember, 2004)
  • Hotel Silence, tr. Brian FitzGibbon(2018. Original: Ör, 2016)

In Icelandic

  • Upphækkuð jörð (1998, novel)
  • Rigning í nóvember (2004, novel)
  • Afleggjarinn (2007, novel)
  • Sálmurinn um glimmer (2010, poetry)
  • Undantekningin (2012, novel)
  • Svanir skilja ekki (2014, play)
  • Ör (2016, novel)

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