Arnaldur Indriðason won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence
of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best
Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for Jar City and Silence of
the Grave. The film of Jar City, now available from Netflix, was
Iceland’s entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and the film of Silence
of the Grave is in production with the same director. The film Contraband,
starring Mark Wahlberg, is based on an Icelandic film written by Indriðason,
who lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.