The man who hated children

Submitted by totil on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 19:12

Thorarinn Leifssons latest novel will be published in Reykjavik in September. As much of Thorarinns work this book is inspired by comics, film noir, crime novels and other dark thrills. The book has over 50 black and white illustrations.

Here is a little teaser …


Flattering review in Bookbird

Submitted by totil on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 20:39

IBBYS international magazine claims that Grandmother's Library is „highly relevant work“

"Thorarinn Leifsson's 2009 young adult novel Bókasafn Ömmu Huldar [Grandmother's Library], inspired by the recent Icelandic financial crisis, is a creative and entertaining work that will appeal to readers of all ages."


Working on a book and a play in Berlin

Submitted by totil on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 10:50

Thorarinn Leifson now lives in Berlin. He is finnishing illustrations for his novel called The man who hated children wich will be published in the spring of 2014 in Reykjavik. Thorarins books continue to gather international interest, most recent sales include Salani in Italy and an offer from a publishing house in South America just came in. More on that later. Recent works include the play Foreign Boy.


Readings in northern Europe

Submitted by totil on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 16:28


Reykjavik literary award 2010

Submitted by totil on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 15:11

2010 Literary award: Thorarinn Leifsson in the company of city officials, the jury and the publisher.On the 21th of april 2010 Thorarinn Leifsson was awarded the Reykjavik city education council children books prize for "Grandmother's Library" which he also illustrated.


Interview in Politiken, Denmarks main newspaper

Submitted by totil on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 22:25

Thórarinn Leifsson gained impressive coverage in the Danish newspaper Politiken in the middle of december 2009 on account of Father's Big Secret. Not only was there a two-page interview in the paper's literary supplement, but Leifsson's drawings also graced the front pages of both the main paper and the literary supplement.