Jónína Leósdóttir is an award-winning Icelandic author and playwright. She began her career as a journalist and later editor at a weekly newspaper and then became assistant editor of a women’s magazine.
Jónína has been a full-time writer since 2006 and has published 13 books. Her most recent work is a novel called Bara ef… (If only…) published in Iceland in October 2014 – soon to be published in Germany, too. Among the awards Jónína has received for her work is a national poetry award, Ljóðstafur Jóns úr Vör, and the IBBY Iceland Award for her novels for young adults.
Jónína Leósdóttir lives in Reykjavík with her wife, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the former Prime Minister of Iceland. They have three grown sons, from earlier marriages, and seven grandchildren.