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Partus Press is an independent publisher based in Reykjavík, Iceland and Manchester, UK – we are committed to the discovery of contemporary Icelandic and international literature.

Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir



Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir is the founding director of Partus.

On behalf of the press, she has curated a range of literary events including poetry performances, concerts, videos and photography installations – in addition to traditional workshops, festivals and readings. Valgerður was nominated on behalf of Iceland to the PEN International New Voices Award (2014) and has had poetry published in anthologies and magazines around Europe, including Gutter, MagmaSAND, Fireflies, and Stína.

Her first poetry chapbook, Það sem áður var skógur, was edited by Sjón and published by Partus in 2015.