Björn Halldórsson

MDiegelman_160402_160402__16A2659Björn Halldórsson was born in Reykjavík Iceland in 1983. He holds a BA in English and American Literature from The University of East Anglia and an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Glasgow. During his time at Glasgow he led creative writing seminars at the university and developed a detective fiction writing workshop that he taught at AyeWrite!, the annual Glasgow book festival. He has also directed panels for the Reykjavík Literature Festival and  “Evening With the Authors” hosted by the Eymundsson Bookstores, as well as assisting at the annually held Iceland Writers Retreat. His stories and lyrical essays have been published in the UK by Valve Journal, From Glasgow to Saturn and Glitter Wolf Magazine, in Italy by Effe: Periodico di Altre Narratività and in Iceland by Tímarit Máls og menningar, StínaSkíðblaðnir and Partus Press, among other publications. His first full length book, a short story collection titled Smáglæpir (Misdemeanours), received the Icelandic Literature Center’s Grassroots Grant in 2016 and was published by Sæmundur Publishing House in june 2017. He currently resides in Long Island, New York with his wife.