Rúnar Helgi Vignisson
2017 Conference Co-Chair, Iceland
Rúnar Vignisson is an award-winning Icelandic author and translator. He has published seven books of fiction, numerous essays, and translated eighteen books by acclaimed American, Canadian, English, South-African and Australian authors. His short stories have been translated into Spanish, German, Polish, Chinese and English. Vignisson is currently director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Iceland.