Lilja Sigurðardóttir


Icelandic crime-writer Lilja Sigurðardóttir was born in the town of Akranes in 1972 and raised in Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. An award-winning playwright, Lilja has written six crime novels, with Snare the first in the Reykjavík Noir Trilogy, hitting bestseller lists worldwide. The film rights to the trilogy have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. Lilja lives in Reykjavík with her partner.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Icelandic by birth and multinational by upbringing my thrillers carry the movement of my life in them. I like stories that travel, characters that go places, get lost and then find their way again. In my writing I try to create a narrative rhythm so the reader can not only follow the adventure but also feel the rhythm of the story like an ever-increasing beat in their hearts.


Crime favourites

book : DNA, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir .

movie : Smilla et l’Amour de la neige, Peter Høeg.

author : Patricia Highsmith.