Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic writer, of both crime-novels and children's fiction. She has been writing since 1998.
Her début crime-novel "Last Rituals" published in the US in 2007, and the UK in January 2008 was translated into English by Bernard Scudder, and is book 1 of the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series.
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir graduated from high-school in 1983, finished a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Iceland in 1988 and M.Sc in the same field from Concordia University in Montreal in 1997.
Yrsa now works as a civil engineer for the company Fjarhitun, as well as being a writer.
In 2000 the Icelandic department of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) awarded Yrsa for her book Við viljum jólin í júlí (We Want Christmas in July).
Yrsa lives in the Reykjavík suburb of Seltjarnarnes. She is married with two children.
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is the author of books: Last Rituals (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #1), My Soul to Take (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #2), Ashes to Dust (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #3), The Day is Dark (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #4), DNA (Children's House, #1), Ég man þig, The Silence of the Sea (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #6), Someone to Watch Over Me (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #5), Lygi, Sogið (Children's House, #2)