Fríða Ísberg

Fríða Ísberg is an Icelandic author and poet based in Reykjavík. Her poetry collections are Slitförin (2017) and Leðurjakkaveður (2019) and her short story collection Kláði (2018) was nominated for The Nordic Council Literature Prize. Her debut novel The Mark won The Fjara Literature Prize, The Icelandic Booksellers Award, the P.O. Enquist Award, and Fríða is the 2021 recipient for The Optimist Award, handed by the President of Iceland to one national artist. She is a member of the writer’s collective Svikaskáld and occasionally writes reviews for The Times Literary Supplement. Her work has been or is to be translated into 19 languages. Fríða appeared on a panel at the Iceland Readers Retreat 2023 and was a volunteer with the Iceland Writers Retreat in 2018.

Workshops: "Humor and the unhinged" and "Sympathy"