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Steinar Bragi

Steinar Bragi (b. 1975), of Reykjavik, Iceland, is the author of several books of poetry and prose. Debuting as a 23-year-old with the critically acclaimed poetry collection Black Hole (1998), he later turned to prose with the novel Women, a claustrophobic abstraction of the price of being a woman under the male-driven capitalism and misogynistic power structures that would break the nation’s economy. Women was later nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. In the modern Icelandic saga The Ice Lands, Bragi’s international breakthrough, Icelands economic demise is revisited, with four victims of the financial crisis hurtling towards an unthinkable end during a nightmarish trip across the nations volcanic hinterlands. A nascent master of contemporary horror, Bragi illuminates the darkest corners of our collective psyche with Lovecraftian detail and in the vein of Stephen King.

“Bragi is an extremely skilled writer, and I both look forward to and dread the nightmares he will bring forth in our collective psyches in the future.”
-Elise Karlsson, SvD (Sweden)