Ragnar Jónasson is the Icelandic writer of the Northern Iceland Crime Series set around the northernmost town in Iceland, Siglufjord. The series is currently published in Iceland and Germany. Leading Icelandic TV production company Saga Film and award nominated actor Thor Kristjansson are developing a TV series based on the Northern Iceland Crime Series. The books in the series are Snjóblinda (2010) (DE: Schneebraut, 2011), Myrknætti (2011) (DE: Todesnacht, 2013) and Rof (2012). Ragnar’s short story Death of a Sunflower is to be published in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine in the US in the September/October Issue 2013.
Ragnar is a lawyer and also currently teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University. He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. In addition to writing crime novels, Ragnar has translated fourteen novels by Agatha Christie from English into Icelandic.
Ragnar is a member of the Board of the Icelandic Association of Crime Writers and has also recently set up the Icelandic branch of the UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA), where he is a member. Ragnar has taken part in panels on crime writing at Crimefest in the UK and Left Coast Crime in the US. Ragnar lives in Reykjavik with his wife and daughter.