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Arndís Þórarinsdóttir (Arndis Thorarinsdottir) is an Icelandic writer and translator.

Arndís has published six books for children; two of them, the novel Játningar mjólkurfernuskálds (Confessions of a Milk Carton Poet, 2011), and the chapter book, Nærbuxnaverksmiðjan (The Underwear Factory, 2018), are published by Forlagið publishing house. The remaining four are published by The Icelandic Directorate of Education, Menntamálastofnun. Those are: Chapter books Lyginni líkast (Coming True), Gleraugun hans Góa (Gói’s Glasses) and Galdraskólinn (A School of Magic) in 2013, 2015 and 2019, and the nonfiction book Sitthvað á sveimi (Something is Out There) in 2014.

Arndís has also translated the first six books of Rosie Banks’ Secret Kingdom series into Icelandic. Previously she translated JRR Tolkien’s Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics for Dr. Ármann Jakobsson’s edition of the text.

She has published short stories and articles in various Icelandic magazines.

Arndís lives in Reykjavík with her husband and two children. She has a Wikipedia entry despite her glaring lack of notability – and some additional information might be gleaned from her publisher’s foreign rights office (look for the children’s book catalogue). You are also welcome to contact her directly by email, her address is arndis.thorarinsdottir@gmail.com.

Arndís has an undergraduate degree in comparative literature from the University of Iceland and postgraduate degrees in Creative Writing, from the University of Iceland, and Writing for Performance, from Goldsmiths College, University of London.