Sjón is the internationally celebrated author of, among other works, The Blue FoxFrom the Mouth of the Whale, The Whispering MuseMoonstone: The Boy Who Never Was and, most recently, CoDex 1962.


Born in Reykjavík in 1962, he is an award-winning novelist, poet and playwright.  His novels have been translated into 28 languages, he has been awarded the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize and The Icelandic Literary Award, has been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and for the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.  Also a lyricist, he has written songs for Björk, including for her work Biophilia, and was nominated for an Oscar for the lyrics he co-wrote (with Lars von Trier) for Dancer in the Dark.  He lives in Reykjavík, Iceland.