Icelandic crime-writer Lilja Sigurdardóttir was born in the town of Akranes in 1972 and raised in Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. An award-winning playwright, Lilja has written four crime novels, with Snare, the first in the Reykjavik Noir series, hitting bestseller lists worldwide. Trap was published in 2018, and was a Book of the Year in Guardian. The film rights for the series have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. Lilja lives in Reykjavík with her partner.
Lilja Sigurdardóttir will take part in our Prose, Poetry & Debate: Queer Writing from Europe event on 6 June at the Brixton Library. She will be in the company of author and The Riveter editor, West Camel, writer and Polari Literary Salon founder, Paul Burston, and Polish poet and author, Jacek Dehnel. Together they will discuss political and social upheaval facing Europe and what these trends mean for queer people, queer writers and writing. They will also launch the European Literature Network’s magazine, The Queer Riveter.