The Killing Times Podcast: Episode 7, Lilja Sigurðardóttir & Quentin Bates

Image: Paul Hirons

In this Iceland Noir special, we’re joined by Lilja Sigurðardóttir and Quentin Bates.

Lilja Sigurðardóttir was born in Iceland in 1972, and has written six books, two of which – Snare and Trap – have been translated into English by Quentin Bates and have been released in the UK by Orenda books. Lilja is also an award-winning screenwriter.

Image: Paul Hirons

Quentin Bates is a writer and journalist who made the move into fiction with the first of a series of crime novels set in present-day Iceland. His main character is Hvalvik’s police sergeant, Gunnhildur.

Together they talk about Icelandic crime and the role of translation in crime fiction.

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