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Book of Kings most popular in Iceland

Kongungsbók (Book of Kings) by Icelandic suspense writer Arnaldur Indridason was Iceland’s top selling book last week, 15 to 21 November.

Konungsbók was on top of a list of Icelandic and translated novels compiled by the University of Iceland’s Department of Social Sciences.

The department will compile lists of highest sold books in Iceland until early next year to be published weekly in Morgunbladid newspaper. Iceland’s big book season is in November and December.

According to Morgunbladid, Eragon by Christopher Paolini is the highest sold book for children and teenagers, and Fyrir kvölddyrum by Hannes Pétursson is the most popular book of poetry. In the biography category, Skáldalíf by Halldór Gudmundsson is the most popular.

Arnaldur Indridason is Iceland’s most widely-read contemporary writer. His books have been published in 26 countries and translated into ten languages. Award-winning film Mýrin by Baltasar Kormákur is based on one of Indridason’s books.

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