Vilborg Davidsdottir earned a degree in media studies from the University of Iceland in 1991 as well as a bachelor's in folkloristics and English in 2005 and a master’s degree in folkloristics in 2011. She worked in the media for fifteen years as a journalist, radio programmer, and TV reporter but has focused on her writing since 2000. She has written six novels, three of which--"By the Well of Fates" (1993), "The Norns Judgement" (1994), and "Audur" (2009)--take place during the Viking Age in Iceland, Scandinavia, Scotland, and Ireland. Her other three novels--"Sacrifice" (1997), "On the Cold Coasts" (2000), and "Raven" (2005)--are set in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Iceland and Greenland. "On the Cold Coasts" is her first book to be translated into English. Vilborg lives in Reykjavik with her husband and is the mother of three children.