His books came out when I was young, like Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo and every single one was fantastic. Their circumstances are always the same and you can write many books about them. It felt like putting your soul through a shredder. The youngest person ever to commit suicide. A murderer might get away, but he didn’t plan the murder. It amazes me how difficult it is to stop it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Many people write but are afraid to take the next step of sending it out into the world. The reason I haven’t written a new horror story for ten years is that this one was such a hit; if I would write a new ghost story, it would always be compared to that one. So, you’re writing about murders that are not typical, and to get the reader to buy into the story, that something like this has never happened but it could happen, you have to have credible characters, describe society in a credible way, and everything has to be realistic. ... a Freyja, psycholožka vyslýchající sedmiletou dívenku – klíčovou svědkyni, musejí chtě nechtě pracovat bok po boku. How does it feel to see your books being published all over the world? For example, there was a book about a kid who couldn’t celebrate Christmas because his parents were alcoholics. I started writing children’s books for my son. For the first book in the Children’s House series, DNA, I watched The Walking Dead, and every time I looked up there was someone being brutally murdered. So I decided to write books for the age group of 8-12-year olds that were more comic situations, and I ended up writing five books. I’ve heard the new crime novels are good. Very stupid or very evil or very wise. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir | #20BooksofSummer, ← What Lies Between Us by John Marrs | #20BooksofSummer, The Waiting Rooms by Eve Smith | @evecsmith @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours| #blogtour →, ‘Bound’ by Vanda Symon | @vandasymon @OrendaBooks, ‘Winterkill’ by Ragnar Jónasson | @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours | #blogtour #extract #DarkIceland. I usually start in February and finish by early October. He’s a rather sad and lonely character, who spends most of his time in the basement listening to broadcasts. I have a son and he phoned me a week before the book came out and asked me if we could meet in a coffeeshop. SELLER. When you write a series, your protagonist usually fits into one of two categories: there’s the protagonist who never changes and there’s the one who develops throughout the series. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. In every book, there’s always going to be something they don’t understand. Characters like Hercule Poirot and Jack Reacher never change or change very gradually. I like the Scandinavian authors. But when it came out in Iceland, people wanted to put the book in the freezer. But if you write about characters who develop themselves, there’s a limit before it gets boring. 1963) is an award-winning, No. Independent Each book has a different topic. Oh, err. It’s about a lawyer and I made sure she didn’t resemble me in any way; I didn’t want people to think that it was about me. It’s full-on horror, but in a slow burning kind of way. It was teasing or kids being kids. Not a routine, really. Adding to my wishlist! I found it very interesting socially, eating with your co-workers, sleeping alongside them, almost brushing your teeth at the same time. I’ve never seen a dead body. You will love book two. I need to be there, to see it. I got so tired of being funny, it’s such a fine line, like walking on a tight rope. It’s such a small community, access to people and information is easy. Grown-ups can only be in children’s books if they are very exaggerated. Sadly, I find the new ''Children's House'' series to be … So, I try as hard as I can to paint a realistic picture of the characters and society. Her works have been translated into English by Bernard Scudder, Philip Roughton and Victoria Cobb.She is known for her Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir) crime novel series. I try to keep the two separated. 384. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. Plenty of twists, turns and red herrings to keep me entertained. This works for me. I don’t need seclusion or going into the woods to write in a cabin, but I can’t write in an airport, where it’s too noisy. It gives you the opportunity to be a different person and as a result you have a broader horizon and can be kinder. With thanks to uitgeverij Cargo & Ambassade Hotel Amsterdam. ( Log Out /  While I’m waiting to go to this location, I’m working on a children’s book. I am a reader, as a child I loved reading books. found: Wikipedia, July 9, 2020 (Yrsa Sigurðardóttir; Vilborg Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (born in 1963) is an Icelandic writer of both crime novels and children's fiction. So, they should put a sticker on the cover that says this is a ghost story! 2014 The Day Is Dark. Read "Gallows Rock A Nail-Biting Icelandic Thriller With Twists You Won't See Coming" by Yrsa Sigurdardottir available from Rakuten Kobo. You can easily forget the good reviews and focus on the negative ones. Hiermee help jij Thrillers & More onder andere winacties te organiseren middels het partnerprogramma waarbij een klein percentage (6-8%) van de bestelling naar T&M gaat. It’s nice to go to other countries and meet other readers, but I never think about that when I write. There was a bit of a miscommunication, they thought they couldn’t ask me anything, but that wasn’t the case. It’s not entirely there in all its graphic detailed glory but there’s enough there that it really doesn’t need a high level of imagination to realise the sheer horror of it all. But if I’d written that she became very angry and made a huge thing of it, that would have been very unrealistic to the Icelandic readers. Snerting eftir Ólaf Jóhann Ólafsson er mest selda bók ársins 2020 sa... mkvæmt metsölulistanum í Eymundsson og Bóksölulistanum. So I said, it’s the best script I’ve ever seen. "A generator of fear quite as adroit as such writers as Stephen King." And through social media, it has become from something that is awful to something disgusting. I wrote one book that was [about that]. In Iceland, when something happens, because of the close connection of the families, there’s always children involved. You also write about young people in your thrillers. She works for an institution that actually exists in Iceland, that helps children who become victims of a crime. I like Sophie Hannah, I like the way she writes about women that go nuts. Did you have any say in that process? noveldeelights. In the stories with the child psychologist, I needed the children to get her involved in the story. When you write a standalone, all the characters are disposable. If he didn't do it, who did? It’s good to know what people think and learn from it. When you want people to read your story, [you have to do that] and the audience is so much larger, Iceland has few readers. THE ABSOLUTION by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, tr. How do you do research for your thrillers? The girl from that case had also written a book about it. The legacy by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir ... between 2016 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide "The Absolution is the third installment in Queen of Icelandic crime fiction Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's series about the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar. I met the director and said I didn’t want to be involved. It’s a horrible thing. Change ). So, it’s not actually a year off, but I do have more time. She’s also an engineer, which makes her murder stories creepily methodical and detailed. I also read a lot of crime novels or thrillers. It really is an art. 1.5. Besides, I want to write a new book and not work on a previous book again. That was the only time I wrote about engineering because I didn’t want my co-workers to think I was taking notes on the job. ( Log Out /  That’s why I wrote six books in the lawyer series, and a few standalones that were more horror stories. Vilborg Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, född 24 augusti 1963 i Reykjavik, är en isländsk författare.. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir är utbildad till ingenjör och har skrivit barnböcker, men i Sverige är hon känd för sina detektivromaner med huvudpersonen advokaten Þóra Guðmundsdóttir. 2009 The Reckoning. Nú alveg nýlega kom út bók eftir Yrsu í rússneskri þýðingu sem telst til tíðinda. !” Write what you want and do your best every time. Bericht niet verstuurd - controleer je e-mailadres! Vilborg Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (born in 1963) is an Icelandic writer of both crime novels and children's fiction.She has been writing since 1998. The murder was meant as a punishment – but what sin could justify the method? A bit, especially for the original series. I knew you’d love it! OVER, Posted on april 27, 2020, 12:00 pm. The video shows a terrified young woman begging for forgiveness. Now I’m writing a standalone that is horror: proper horror. Sigurdardóttir made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with Last Rituals, the first installment in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series.She has since gone on to write a number of acclaimed stand-alone thriller novels, and is to date translated into more than 30 languages. Is it easier to write a story that has nothing to do with your daily life? When you write, you want to be read by as many readers possible. And part of the reason for ending a series, just like many authors, is that you don’t want to write a bad book. Bestel je liever bij jouw Libris boekhandel? When my son was about eight, he wasn’t reading and I have a theory – well, I think It’s a fact – that readers are more empathic. But nobody seems capable of cracking the code needed to decipher these clues. It just chips away. We’ll see how it works this time. I always say it’s my grandchild. Apart from their gender and ages, we know nothing about these children so while it’s obvious this prologue will somehow connect to the rest of the story, I couldn’t at all figure out how. I think most of the other translations come from the English edition. I’ve finished this series now, with six books in all, even though I wasn’t tired of it yet. The Absolution is the third installment in Queen of Icelandic crime fiction Yrsa Sigurdard ttir's series about the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar. SIZE. How do you say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in Icelandic? In the beginning you want everybody to be happy, but that’s never going to happen. If they don’t like it that’s just the way it is. The Reykjavík Grapevine often mentions Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and for good reason. Last Rituals. Huldar turns to Freya, a psychologist at the Children’s House, for help. It’s also a way to get a realistic reaction. ( Log Out /  I never once felt like I was reading a book that wasn’t originally written in English. THE ABSOLUTION by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, tr. Like the weakness of the female character. I think so. Arnaldur Indriðason hefur komið út á flestum tungumálum, um fjörutíu. My excuse for avoiding housekeeping duties. And then, I usually change the way I’m going with the story. If you read as a child, you can put yourself in situations that you couldn’t otherwise. Victoria Cribb (Hodder & Stoughton; Iceland) LITTLE SIBERIA by Antti Tuomainen, tr. I wanted her to be that and still be interesting. Sometimes. But I was happy with the result. Buy a cheap copy of Last Rituals book by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. I find it better that way. I’ll be starting it next!!! 1 best-selling Icelandic crime fiction author. I do worry sometimes when I hear nothing because there’s always something. You can kill them all or do whatever you want with them. I can’t think about that when I write a book. ), I was impressed with her exquisite plotting. 2020. When I write, I sit on the sofa in front of the tv and play horror movies. Who’s your favorite author? Pages PUBLISHER. You want the reader to buy a book, because books are not cheap, and you do not want the reader to go, “What is this garbage? EN. They used things in the movie I would’ve never used in the book, but that worked great in the movie. Did you know what the series would be about? When I was growing up, there wasn’t even a word for bullying. var bol_sitebar={"id":"bol_1587669511707", "baseUrl":"partner.bol.com","urlPrefix":"https://aai.bol.com/openapi/services/aai/","productId":"productid=9200000103096216","familyId":"9200000103096216","site_id":"50814","target":true,"rating":true,"price":true,"deliveryDescription":false,"button":false,"link_name":"DNA%2C%20Yrsa%20Sigurdardottir","link_subid":"","background_color":"#FFFFFF","text_color":"#CB0100","link_color":"#0000FF"}; xx. I knew I wanted to write a series, because I’d written three standalones, and there’s pros and cons to writing standalones, but I started missing writing a series. Newly promoted detective Huldar is called to the scene of a brutal murder. . I definitely fall into the fainthearted category so I don’t think this is one for me but great review nonetheless! No, not really. 2018 The Silence of the Sea. I have banned all such items from the house lol. It’s never good if grandparents are too involved with the conception. Most people are just normal people. I had no idea where to even begin and believe me, I tried, in a desperate attempt to solve it before it was revealed to me. Her father appears to have forgotten to pick her up, her mother has forgotten to give her this week's pocket money, and the school is already locked for the day. But she’s determined to keep little Margret safe. There was one bit of the audio I had to rewind twice to make sure I hadn’t misheard it . Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is on the top-3 of my all time best favorite Nordic Noir authors and I firmly believe that the Þóra Guðmundsdóttir book series is one of the finest exports of the genre in the last ten years or even more. Sometimes you just have to trust people. I don’t read that many fantasy books, but the ones I’ve read, I really liked. (My partner dared me to ask you this question) That was a good ambiance for writing. Do you have any recommendations for her standalones? June 17, 2020 at 10:28 am You’re talking about kids that usually listen to what grownups tell them to do. Even though there are some very nice positives ones. Klik dan op een van bovenstaande plaatjes voor je iets bestelt. Biobörn book. I think there’s always someone who’s better or smarter. Do you read reviews of your books? COMMUNITY That old case was from when I was a kid. He became a reader later though, so he’s not a bad person. As a writer, it’s sometimes difficult to distance yourself from the story and to understand how it would be for a reader, especially with horror. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I write a book a year. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Hodder & Stoughton. And if they do, will they be next? I fear these images may be burnt onto my eyelids for eternity. Transcript: Alexander It didn’t take very long to think about that, so Amanda and Alexander went to the Ambassade Hotel in Amsterdam to sit down with Yrsa to have a talk with her about her books, writing and Mary Poppins.. You live in Iceland and work as an engineer. Like Liked by 1 person. At first, I knew I wanted them to continue, but didn’t have a number in mind. Translators are fluent in the language they’re translating into, but don’t have to be great at the language they’re translating out of. I stuck to that number, although I could have written one more without getting tired of it. When I finished the ghost story, I thought to myself, “This is so not scary”. For this series, the Americans had a problem with the way she reacted to him having a baby so young. My characters have backstories that I try to slowly write into the story, to make them human and three-dimensional. Could that be because of the children’s books? At one point, they sent me the script and asked me if I could say something nice about it, but I just couldn’t read it. At a university in Reykjav k, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. I’m waiting for the weather to improve a little, so I can go there and get a feel of the place. I stayed for ten days and came home for four days, and there was nothing to do. She has been writing since 1998. Ragnar Jónasson og Yrsa Sigurðardóttir hafa bæði komið út á um þrjátíu tungumálum. Meanwhile, the reader is introduced to Karl. Not having read anything by Yrsa before (I know, where the hell have I been? I wouldn’t normally mention it but since it affected me that much, I figured it was the right thing to do. Basically. When I was writing the Thora series that was different, then I had a hard time remembering what the books were about. Learn how your comment data is processed. But I’ve loved several of her other standalones…. That’s probably why I like this genre. 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Indisch Requiem – Tomas Ross (binnenkort), T&M Leesclub: De vergeten tuin – Sandra J. Paul, Mark Groenen genomineerd voor Stadsschrijver van Eindhoven 2021. The Children’s House deals with traumatised young children and Freya’s main objective is to keep little Margret safe, even if that means getting in the way of the investigation. She does that so well. They are leaving clues everywhere, in text messages and on scraps of paper. When I wrote the children’s books there was no intention, I never thought this would happen. LENGTH. Jejich spolupráci komplikuje skutečnost, že se spolu nedávno vyspali po seznámení v baru, ... 2 28.12.2020 "Četla jsem" jako audioknihu a … This way I can see early on if there’s something wrong and am able to fix it without too much effort. Right?! Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. And Stephen King. I know where it ends, and I know where to begin. My editor and I have been working together for 15 years, so it works. It didn’t take very long to think about that, so Amanda and Alexander went to the Ambassade Hotel in Amsterdam to sit down with Yrsa … I find Freya to be an interesting person. He’s telling a dark and secret story – but how can they crack the code? My poor editor only knows how the book ends by the final chapter, and then it’s only a month before it gets published. When you write a series, you already have the main characters established. The downside is that you have to introduce them to the readers that haven’t read any of the earlier books, without boring the readers that have. I also loved Someone to Watch Over Me but when I look back at my review, I see it isn’t actually a standalone, it’s part of a different series. So, I looked at books that were available at the time and they all had the need to teach the children a lesson: that life is super difficult, and you had to accept that and don’t even try to have fun. Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic writer, of both crime-novels and children's fiction. Who the heck things of a vacuum?! No, not really. Author : Yrsa SigurðardóttirTitle : The LegacySeries : Children’s House #1Pages : 455Publisher : Hodder & StoughtonPublication date : May 30, 2017. The Undesired - Ebook written by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. You mentioned the book that was made into a movie. The only thing you don’t want is for people to go out and by an expensive book and think it’s rubbish. But very often, this changes. I mean, you know, you’re thinking hide all the knives and such. I write what I like. But they’re usually these massive books. I was worried for my son because he wasn’t reading. This year, I’m writing two books. They probably expect more of the same and horror is maybe not to everyone’s taste? But it worked fine as a standalone for me… , I have the audiobook!!!! Bookshops tend to place them with other genres, like fantasy or vampire novels, and those are not horror. This is his first major solo investigation, thrown into his lap because he seems to be one of few reliable detectives left in his department, and he is so not ready for it. One is not better than the other. I usually choose topics that are close to my heart or that really make me angry. Isn’t it difficult to talk about books you wrote a while ago? And I wanted to write for a more mature audience. You started out as an author of children’s books. So in the end, everybody thought I’d written a book that was about me. It took me a long time to see things I would have done a little bit different, had I been involved. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice. As an author, it’s difficult to see things get taken out, so authors tend to be pretty annoying to scriptwriters, who know what they’re doing. She has a son who makes her a very young grandmother – he becomes a parent at a very young age, like me. Hope you enjoy it when you get around to it, Inge! Yrsa Sigurðardóttir pokkari, 2020, kirjanorja (bokmål), ISBN 9788248926627 Nye, islandske mord og mysterier fra bestselgerfenomenet Yrsa Sigurdardóttir. I worked for about five years as a tactical manager supervising a hydro project, a huge project in the highlands of Iceland. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Not to watch them, but to feel the ambiance. The second book in the series, The Reckoning, is sat on my bookshelf waiting for me and I don’t think it’ll be too long before I’ll be getting stuck into that one too. I’m not one who shies away from gruesomeness in crime fiction but these murders are really something else. Klik hier voor het privacy en cookie beleid, © Copyright 2017-2021 – Thrillers and More, Alle teksten op deze website zijn intellectueel eigendom van Thrillers & More, diens columnisten of recensenten tenzij met bronvermelding anders aangegeven. I do not discuss my books at work; there’s my job and there’s the writing. Of all the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite? I wanted to take a year off from work, but I made the mistake of saying “yes” when they asked if I could help with this and that. Enjoy and stay safe! Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. When you write for children, there are certain things you can’t write about. I like the second one in this series a lot, because it was inspired by an actual case. The hardest book to write is the book after the one that did well, because people have expectations. If you know what’s going to happen, it’s different. Hachette Australia Pty Ltd. The reason why I chose this topic is that there was a huge discussion about cyberbullying. But I think it wasn’t as nasty as it is today. Whoever the murderer is, they are clearly on a mission and their first victim won’t be their last. I also like the ghost story that I wrote, which has been made into a film. 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