Elin Thordarson

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Elin Thordarson currently works in the Winnipeg libraries. She is a graduate (October 2011) of the University of Manitoba’s Icelandic Department’s Masters program. Her thesis A History of the Unconsoled: The Plays of Guttormur J.

Guttormsson is the first graduate level piece to be written on The Poet of New Iceland’s works. With Christopher Crocker of the University of Iceland, Guttormur J. Guttormsson’s volume of plays Tíu leikrit, his Ten Plays, have been translated. They will be published in English for the first time through KIND Publishing (Summer 2014).

Guttormur J. Guttormsson. Ten Plays─Tíu leikrit. Translated by Elin Thordarson and Christopher Crocker. “Introduction” by Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, “Foreword” by Heather Alda Ireland, and “Afterword” by Elin Thordarson. Edited by Birna Bjarnadóttir and Gauti Kristmannsson. Winnipeg: KIND Publishing, 2014.

Originally published in Icelandic in 1930, this is a bilingual publication in English & Icelandic.