Gerður Kristný

Gerður Kristný


Born in 1970, Gerður Kristný is one of the leading voices of the vibrant Icelandic literary scene. Author of seven poetry volumes, she received the Icelandic Literature Award in 2010 for her cycle of poems Blóðhófnir (Bloodhoof) (Arc Publications), which was also nominated for the prestigious Nordic Literature Award. Her latest book published in English is Drápa: A Reykjavík Murder Mystery. Kristný participated in the International Writing Program’s fall residency in Iowa City in fall 2014.

Photo Credit: Mynd Forlagið

Buy Gerður Kristný’s latest book, Drápa: A Reykjavík Murder Mystery, on Amazon.


Events with Gerður Kristný

Translation Slam

09 May 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009

Intimate Terrorism

10 May 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012

Poetry in Concert: Blo∂hofnír (Bloodhoof)

11 May 2019
8:00 pm
Speyer Hall
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002