Vala Thorodds

- Iceland -

Vala Thorodds is a publisher, editor, and poet, as well as a literary translator from Icelandic to English. Her work is published by The Guardian, Granta, BBC Radio 4, The White Review, PN Review, The Stinging Fly, and in the anthologies New Poetries VII and The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, among others. She is the recipient of an Iowa Arts Fellowship in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa and a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. Her work in translation and publishing has been supported by Arts Council England, the Icelandic Literature Center, Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature, and the City of Reykjavík.