Dagur Hjartarson (b. 1986) studied Icelandic literature and creative writing at the University of Iceland and works currently as a teacher. His first book, the poetry collection Þar sem vindarnir hvílast (2012), won the Icelandic poetry prize Bókmenntaverðlaun Tómasar Guðmundssonar in 2012. Dagur Hjartarson writes poetry, novels and short stories. He is one of Iceland’s most prominent young writers.