Other Projects

2017, Reykjavík International Literary Festival – Directed a panel titled “Politics of the Flesh” with authors Han KangAase Berg and Kristín Eiríksdóttir before a live audience

2016, Recipient of the Center for Icelandic Literature’s Grassroots Grant – The grant is intended to encourage the publication of new Icelandic literature in all genres

2015, Reykjavík International Literary Festival – Directed a panel titled “Stories that Travel and Transform” with authors Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and David Nicholls before a live audience

2015, Writers’ Union of Iceland – Directed a panel with poets Halldór Halldórsson and Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir before a live audience in Gunnarshús on the occasion of their latest collections of poetry, Hugmyndir: Andvirði hundrað milljónir and Þar sem áður var skógur, later that same night I interviewed Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl on his latest novel Heimska

2014 & 2015, Eymundsson Author Nights – Directed a bi-weekly event in different Eymundsson bookstores where two authors would visit and discuss their latest books in front of a live audience

2014, Iceland Writer’s Retreat – Helped in preparing events in a variety of ways and also served as main contact for Canadian author John Vaillant for the duration of the event

2014, Fortian Legacy – Served as a translator and copywriter for The Fortian Legacy, an ambitious multi-level science-fiction project intended for the US market, duties involved turning out competitive copy to spark interests overseas

2013, Glasgow háskóli – Directed creative writing seminars for first and second year students at the university where they tackled the works of several renowned writers in short story form as well as their own work and that of their classmates with the intentions of strengthening their capabilities of self-criticism in their own writing

2013, AyeWrite! Glasgow Book Festival – Directed a seminar on crime fiction titled The Familiar Detective which looked at how crime fiction authors take advantage of known fiction writing tropes in order to strengthen their writing and to play with and against readers’ expectations

2013, AyeWrite!: Glasgow Book Festival – Co-organised and event titled Glasgow Reads/Glasgow Writes where guests at the festival took part in creating a multi-voiced audiobook as well as producing micro-fictions intended for publication online in podcast form

ReykjavíkurAkademían – Member of ReykjavíkurAkademían, a private non-profit foundation based on an association for independent scholars