Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson
Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson was born in Akureyri in the north of Iceland on April 12, 1955. He finished his B.Sc.degree in civil engineering from The Icelandic College of Engineering and Technology (now named: Reykjavik University), in 1983 and has also taken courses in script writing run by the Icelandic Film Producers and at the Institute for Continuing Education at the University of Iceland.
Viktor Arnar attended classes at the George Washington University in Washington DC, in public relation, magazine layout and computer graphic in 1990 and again in 1995.
Viktor Arnar started working for the Public Roads Administration in 1969 (summer job), and has worked there full time since 1983. Since 1985 he has supervised all publications of the institution.
Viktor's first two novels where published in 1978 and 1982. Since 1998 he has published four more crime-novels, most recently Sólstjakar (Sun on fire) in 2008. Afturelding (Daybreak) in 2005, was the basis for the TV series Mannaveiðar (I Hunt Men), premiered in 2008. Viktor's third novel, Engin Spor (House of evidence), was nominated for the "Glass Key" prize, an award given by "Skandinaviska Kriminalselskapet (Crime Writers of Scandinavia)", in 2001, and Flateyjargáta (The Flatey Enigma) was nominated for the same prize in 2004. His short stories have appeared in magazines and collections.
Viktor Arnar is a member of The Crime Writers of Iceland, The Writer's Union of Iceland and the CWA in England.
Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson lives in Reykjavík. He is married with one daughter and one stepdaughter.
Publisher and agent: Forlagid, Mál og menning (e-mail: ua (at) forlagid.is)
Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson (left) with Udo Biss from NDR (Germany) and his camera crew in Flatey.