Contributors

DR. RYAN EYFORD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches Indigenous and Canadian history. His research brings together Indigenous and immigrant histories, and links the history of western Canada to the global history of settler colonialism.

ASTRADUR EYSTEINSSON is Professor of Comparative Literature (since 1994) and former Dean of Humanities (2008-2015) at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik. He was a visiting professor in Icelandic Studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, 2016-2017. He has worked mainly in the areas of literary and cultural theory, modernist studies, and translation studies, and is a practicing translator. He has written and edited several books in these areas, and his publications include co-translations of most of Franz Kafka’s narrative works into Icelandic.

LOIS FRIDFINNSON is the daughter of Kjartan and Lillian Fridfinnson. She was born in Arborg, Manitoba, and has resided in the Geysir district of Manitoba. She have been writing poetry since she was a young girl, but it has only been the last year that she decided to share it.

NATALIE GUTTORMSSON is a great-great-great granddaughter of Friðrika through the Vilborg line. After visiting Iceland twice and seeing the farms where Friðrika and her family had lived, she knew she had to join the Restortion team. Natalie is a writer, genealogist, and new mom who lives on the James Smith Cree reserve in Saskatchewan.

SALÍN GUTTORMSSON, B.A. (HONS.), LL.B., winters in Winnipeg and summers at “Bog”, her own “homestead” in Loni Beach, MB. She is a great-great granddaughter of Friðrika, through the “Vilborg Line” and describes herself as the Lead on the Restoration Project, though more by default, rather than design. Faced with an inequitable number of obstacles and hurdles in seeing the Project to fruition, Salín likes to believe she inherited a trait for perseverance from Friðrika and, as regards any similar future undertakings, has made solemn promises to her immediate family to learn to just say “nei”.

KRISTÍN M. JÓHANNSDÓTTIR has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of British Columbia. She is a professor in the University of Akureyri Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

SARAH PAINTER is a Registered Nurse who practices at STARS Air Ambulance and Children’s Hospital Emergency in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She spent her childhood summers on the beautiful beaches of Gimli visiting her Amma who has worked tirelessly to keep Iceland alive in her heart. One of the youngest campers on record, her adventures at Icelandic Camp began at the tender age of four. Her fond memories of time spent amongst other children of Icelandic Canadian descent and commitment to her Amma were the guiding forces that lead her to become a Snorri in 2011. Sarah returned to Icelandic camp in 2014 as Camp Nurse and has been hooked ever since.

PAUL SIGURDSON was a poet, fiction writer, translator, dramatist and composer. He passed away in 1991. In his lifetime he was a strong support of the magazine, readily sharing his writing.

AVERY SIMUNDSSON grew up on a farm in rural Manitoba. She has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manitoba and works in that profession.

ELVA SIMUNDSSON, MLIS, is a member of the Icelandic Connection board of editors and a random book reviewer and proofreader for the journal. She lives in Gimli, MB.

BETTY JANE WYLIE is a writer of Icelandic Canadian descent. Her favourite book is Letters To Icelanders: Exploring The Northern Soul, now out of print and priced too high for a used copy at Amazon or ABE books.