Sjon was born in Reykjavik in 1962. His first collection of poetry was published when he was sixteen. He has since gone on to publish many poetry collections, novels, plays and books for children. He has received numerous literary awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award for the music for Dancer In The Dark, directed by Lars von Trier.
'When I need something epic and lyrical I call upon Sjon.' Bjork'Weaves themes from Icelandic sagas, and romantic narrative art into a fascinating story in which present day ethical questions stand out.' The Nordic Council