Dagný Kristjánsdóttir is a professor in Contemporary Icelandic Literature at the faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Iceland. She has often taught courses in Children’s Literature at the faculty and written extensively on children and literature, both about contemporary books and from a historical perspective. Her latest book was published in 2015 and is called Bókabörn. Íslenskar barnabókmenntir verða til (“Book children. Icelandic children’s literature comes into existence”).
Dagný is one of the speakers at the conference on 12 October.