Arni Thorarinsson


Árni Thórarinsson grew up in Reykjavik, Iceland, channeling his childhood interests in film, music, and writing into a career as a journalist. He cofounded and edited Iceland’s first independent weekly, and covered stories big and small, local and international, for the nation’s largest magazine and the weekend editions of two major newspapers. In addition to print journalism, he has worked regularly in radio and television. In the mid-1990s, he stumbled upon a penchant for writing screenplays and crime novels, including Blue Moon, The Seventh Son, and Angel of the Morning. Season of the Witch was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

I‘ve been lucky enough to live many lives. One is a quite creative private life. Another is a quite creative professional life. Now I‘m lucky enough to have recreated myself as a grandfather. But the work is still in progress.

Crime favourites

book : The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
movie Chinatown, Roman Polanski
author Raymond Chandler