Mikael Torfason
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Mikael Torfason

Filmography

FALSKUR FUGL (BLACKBIRD)

2013, feature, writer, based on the book Falskur Fugl

GEMSAR (MADE IN ICELAND)

2002, feature, writer/director

Nominated as Best Film and Best Photography at the Gothenborg Film Festival

Nominated as Best Film at Digital Film Festival in Berlin

Nominated as Best Film at the International Film Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Theater

Die Edda

2018, The State Theater in Hannover

GUÐ BLESSI ÍSLAND (GOD BLESS ICELAND)

2017, The City Theater in Reykjavik

FOLKEANDEN (ENEMY OF THE DUCK)

2016, The National Theater of Norway

Nominated as Best Play at the Hedda Gabbler Awards

Won Best Play at the Nat&Dag Awards

NJÁLA (THE STORY OF BURNT NJAL)

2015 The City Theater in Reykjavik

Won 10 Grima Awards, incl. Best Play

SÍÐUSTU DAGAR KJARVALS (KJARVAL’S LAST DAYS)

2015, The Islandic National Radio Theater

HARMSAGA (TRAGEDY)

2013, The Islandic National Theater

2013, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC

Nominated as Best Play at the Grima Awards

HINN FULLKOMNI MAÐUR (THE PERFECT MAN)

2002, The City Theater in Reykjavik

Journalism 

2013-2014

editor-in-chief (director of 365 News) www.visir.is
of Fréttabladid, the largest newspaper in Iceland, Director of 365 News, incl. Visir.is, Bylgjan, radio News, and Channel 2 TV News

2012

editor-in-chief at Fréttatíminn, a national newspaper in Iceland. www.frettatiminn.is

2006-2007

editor-in-chief  at Birtingur publishing house. www.birtingur.is 

2006

Project manager at 365 Media Denmark. Starting a new newspaper (Nyhedsavisen) 

2003-2006

editor-in-chief  at Dagbladid, a natioinal newspaper in Iceland. www.dv.is

1998-2000

editor-in-chief  at Focus, a cultural weekly in Iceland



Published books

SYNDAFALLIÐ (THE FALLEN) Memoir (2017)

Number 1 Bestseller in Iceland 2017

Published in Iceland 2017, Germany 2019

TÝND Í PARADÍS (LOST IN PARADISE) Memoir (2015)

Top 10 Bestseller - all books - in Iceland 2015

Published in Iceland 2015, Germany 2018

VORMENN ÍSLANDS (MADE IN ICELAND) Novel (2009)

Bestseller in Island

SAMÚEL (SAMUEL) Novel (2002)

Nominated for The Islandic Literature Prize

Published in Iceland 2002, Finland 2003, Denmark 2003

HEIMSINS HEIMSKASTI PABBI (WORLD'S DUMBEST DAD) Novel (2000)

Nominated for The Nordic Literature Priz and
The DV Newspaper Literature Prize
Bestseller in Iceland

Published in Iceland 2000, Germany 2002, Denmark 2002, Finland 2002, Lithuania 2003

SAGA AF STÚLKU (STORY OF A GIRL) Novel (1998)

FALSKUR FUGL (BLACK BIRD) Novel (1997)

a debut novel - besteller in Iceland