Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl (1978) is an Icelandic poet and novelist who has been widely translated. He was awarded the Icelandic Literature Prize and the Bookseller's Prize for his novel Illska (The Evil, 2012) and nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. When it was published in France in 2015, it was shortlisted for the Prix Médicis Étranger, the Prix Meilleur Livre Étranger, and received the Transfuge Award for Best Nordic Fiction 2015. In 2012 he was poet-in-residence at the Library of Water in Stykkishólmur, in 2013 he was named Artist of the Year in Ísafjörður, in 2014 he was writer-in-residence at Villa Martinson in Sweden, and in 2018 at AIR in Krems, Austria. Since his debut in 2002, he has published six volumes of poetry, most recently Óratorrek (Oralorium, 2018), six novels, a cookbook, and two collections of essays. Eiríkur is also intermittently active in sound and performance poetry, visual poetry, poetry film, and various conceptual poetry projects. His work, often humorous, is about outsiderness, identity, taboo, transgression, contradiction, and tension.