Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an internationally bestselling crime writer from Iceland.

In 2015 she won the Petrona award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel. Her novels Why Did You Lie and Someone to Watch Over Me were selected by the Sunday Times as crime novels of the year.

Her first book in the new Huldar and Freyja series, The Legacy, won the Icelandic crime book of the year and the Palle Rosinkranz prize in Denmark in 2017 for best crime novel. It is currently being adapted for television.

The film adaptation of her prize winning horror novel, I Remember You, premiered in 2017.

Yrsa is a civil engineer by trade and still works as such in her native Iceland.