One of the rising stars of Icelandic crime fiction, Óskar Guðmundsson has been writing since he was a youngster, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that his novel Hilma was published – and was an immediate success, winning the Drop of Blood award for the best Icelandic crime
novel of 2015.
This was followed by a sequel, Blood Angels, in 2018. The first of his books to be published in an English translation, The
Commandments is a standalone novel which appeared in Iceland in 2019.
All of Óskar’s books have been bestsellers and rewarded with outstanding
reviews. The TV rights to Hilma have been acquired by Sagafilm.
His latest book is The Dancer, which has been published simultaneously as an ebook, audiobook and paperback – accompanied by an original song in which Óskar’s words have been put to music featuring some of Iceland’s leading musicians.
Óskar’s talents don’t end there, as he’s also an artist and has held a number of exhibitions of his work.