Lilja Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic crime-writer born in 1972. She is the author of novels, stageplays and screenplays.
Steps (Spor), 2009
Forgiveness (Fyrirgefning), 2010
Snare (Gildran) 2015 (Reykjavík Noir 1)
Trap (Netið) 2016 (Reykjavík Noir 2)
Cage (Búrið) 2017 (Reykjavík Noir 3)
Betrayal (Svik) 2018
Lilja´s latest book, Betrayal (Svik) is a standalone thriller with a political twist, published in Iceland in October 2018 by Forlagid publishing.
Awards and nominations:
2014 Icelandic Theatre Prize Gríman for "Best play of the year" for Big Babies (Stóru Börnin)
2016 Nomination for the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award, the Drop of Blood, for Trap
2018 Longlisted for a CWA International Dagger for Snare
2018 Longlisted for Prix du Meilleur Polar at Points for Snare (Piégée)
2018 Longlisted for Edinburgh International Book Festival´s First Book Awards
2018 Icelandic Crime Fiction Award, the Drop of Blood, for Cage (Iceland´s contribution to the Glass Key, Nordic Crime Fiction Awards)
2019 Icelandic Crime Fiction Award, the Drop of Blood, for Betrayal (Iceland´s contribution to the Glass Key, Nordic Crime Fiction Awards)
Languages and rights:
The rights to Lilja´s books have been sold to France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada(Éditions Métailié); Norway (Font); Czech Republic (Leda); Denmark (People´s Press), Poland (Kobiece); Macedonia (Bata Press); Sweden (Bigarrábok); Romania (Crime Scene Press); World Arabic (Al Arabi); Germany (DuMont) and World English (Orenda Books)
Film rights to the Reykjavík Noir Trilogy (Snare, Trap and Cage) have been sold to 66 Degrees North/Palomar Pictures.
Appearances and Festivals in 2019
Rotorua Noir - Rotorua, New Zealand - January
Orenda Roadshow: Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Hungerford - UK - March
Aye Write! - Glasgow, Scotland - March
Quais du Polar - Lyon, France - March
Krimimessen - Horsens, Denmark - April
Newcastle Noir - Newcastle, UK - May
Launch of the Queer Riveter - London, UK - June
Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival - Harrogate, UK - July
Bute Noir - Bute, Scotland - August
Edinburgh International Book Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland - August
Lisle Noir - Lisle-sur-Tarn, France - September
Morecambe & Vice - Morecambe, UK - September
Tidelines Festival - Irvine, Scotland - September
Nuit blanche du noir - Mons, Belgium - November
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Tel: +354 575 5600