Jan 18, 2022
Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir is a poet and historian in Reykjavík,
Iceland. She has published four books of poetry, the latest one,
Hetjusögur (2020), being awarded the Icelandic Women´s Prize for
Fiction. Stormviðvörun (2015) was translated into English by K.B.
Thors as Stormwarning and published in a bilingual edition in the
United States by Phoneme Media in 2018. For the translation, Thors
won the American-Scandinavian Foundation‘s Leif and Inger Sjöberg
Award and was longlisted for the PEN America Literary Award for
translated poetry. Kristín Svava was one of the editors of the
poetry series Meðgönguljóð (Take-Away Poems), published from 2012
to 2018, and has translated both poetry and fiction into Icelandic,
for example Valerie Solanas‘s feminist manifesto SCUM and Cuban
author Virgilio Piñera‘s poem La isla en peso. Kristín
Svava holds an MA degree in history from the University of Iceland and has also written, in books and articles, on cultural history and the history of sexuality, women and gender in Iceland.