Mikael Torfason



Biography

Mikael Torfason was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1974. He has written five novels, all published in Iceland and some have traveled in Europe; translated into German, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, and Lithuanian. Mr. Torfason also wrote and directed the feature film Made in Iceland (Gemsar). The film was very well received in Iceland, traveled to multiple film festivals, and was nominated as Best Picture in Scandinavia in 2002. Spring in Iceland (Vormenn ├Źslands) is Mr. Torfason's fifth novel. His fourth novel, Samuel, was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize and his third novel, The World's Stupidiest Dad, was nominated for the Nordic Literature Prize in Scandinavia, as well as the DV Literature Prize. Mr. Torfason has also written for theater, and he has been editor-in-chief at one of the three big newspapers in Iceland, as well as being executive director for the largest magazine media company in the country. He is currently director of news for 365 Media and runs the largest newsroom in Iceland. In 2013 a new film, based on Mr. Torfason's first book, premiered in Iceland. Mr.Torfason lives in Reykjavik. He is married to Elma Stefania Agustsdottir, who plays the lead in Harmsaga, has four children, and is currently working on a new play for the National Theatre in Iceland.
 
Current as of March 2014
Mikael Torfason