Icelandic Literature Award winner
Gerður Kristný won the Icelandic Literature Awards 2010 for her book of poetry Blóðhófnir. Gerður Kristný has published collections of poetry and short stories, novels, books for children and a biography, for which she received the Icelandic Journalism Award in 2005. Gerður’s play, The Dancing at Bessastadir, based on two of her children’s books, premiered in the Icelandic National Theater in Reykjavík in February 2011 and was acclaimed by the public and critics alike. Other awards for her work include The Icelandic Children’s Choice Awards in 2003, The Halldór Laxness Literary Award in 2004 and The West-Nordic Children’s Literature Award in 2010.