Sept. 13, 2022

Lilja Sigurdardóttir and the Fictional Icelandic Crime Wave

Lilja Sigurdardóttir and the Fictional Icelandic Crime Wave

Ep: 150 Brad and Laury Egan have a conversation with Lilja Sigurdardóttir about crime in Iceland, growing up in a free-spirited globetrotting family, and financial crimes.

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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 and screenwriter, Lilja has written nine crime novels, including Snare, Trap and Cage, making up the Reykjavik Noir trilogy, and her standalone thriller Betrayal, all of which have hit bestseller lists worldwide. Snare was longlisted for the CWA International Dagger, Cage won Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year and was a Guardian Book of the Year, and Betrayal was shortlisted for the prestigious Glass Key Award and won Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year. The film rights for the Reykjavik Noir trilogy have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. She lives in Reykjavík with her partner Margrét, her dog and a few chickens.

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