Silja Hansen (Silja Hrund Barkardóttir)


Silja Hansen (Silja Hrund Barkardóttir) is an Icelandic writer, filmmaker and musician.

Silja was partly raised in Iceland, partly in Canada and currently lives in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has a BA-degree in Icelandic Literature, an MA-degree in Applied Studies in Culture and Communication and an MA-degree in English: Literature, Culture and Media. Silja is currently studying to become a secondary school teacher.

Silja Hansen (Silja Hrund Barkardóttir) has published poems in Guðmundarstaðarkynið (The Black Edition, 1997), ditch (2009) and Iceland rauður grænn blár (2013). Silja participated in NaNoWriMo 2013 and published the novel Music for the Funeral as it was written. The rewritten and edited novel is yet to be published. Silja Hansen released the cd Snjókoss (2014) along with video-/music/al-/poetry. The Justine Case (2014) is her first published short story.

Silja Hansen writes fiction in both Icelandic and English. She loves to travel and can't cook without music.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Canada and in Iceland. Being bilingual forced me to appreciate language and to focus on the ability to articulate thought through words. It also opened my eyes to different cultures and to different ways of seeing and being.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was a child.
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Where to find Silja Hansen (Silja Hrund Barkardóttir) online

Where to buy in print


The Justine Case by Silja Hansen (Silja Hrund Barkardóttir).
The Justine Case is a short-story by Silja Hansen (Silja Hrund Barkardóttir).

Music for the Funeral by Silja Hansen (Silja Hrund Barkardóttir)
Music for the Funeral by Silja Hansen (Silja Hrund Barkardóttir) is a yet unfinished NaNoWriMo book that was published while it was written.


Music for the Funeral
Price: Free! Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-16 10:53:26
Music for the Funeral is a NaNoWriMo novel in process.
The Justine Case
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature, Fiction » Literature » Literary
As Justine starves herself in order to lose weight, strange things begin to happen. Is Justine losing her grip on reality or is something more sinister going on? The Justine Case is a short story where the cross between fantasy, dream and reality is blurred. The idea of self-identity against other people's perceptions of the self is both questioned and challenged, along with the idea of reality.

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