People in the Basement

People in the Basement is about Klara, who grew up with liberal hippie parents
and had a beautiful childhood, but is now living with a young man on the up. 
Certain events lead her to reconcile with her parents' ideals, as well as to deal 
with the values ​​of her own generation. At the same time, she discovers new 
aspects of herself and her own life.

People in the Basement is a powerful novel that breaks down many traditional 
ideas about life and existence and forces the reader to take a stand. The book 
won the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2004 and was nominated for the Nordic 
Council Literature Prize.

People in the Basement is a complex novel that gripped me so tightly and touched me so forcefully that I even cried at times.

Úlfhildur Dagsdóttir,

Auður's best book.

Jón Yngvi Jóhannsson, Spotlight

In her lively narrative, Auður manages to bring the characteristics of this ambiguity to the surface in a text that is all at once tragic and funny, tolerant and judgmental, warm and cold… very effective.

Fríða Björk Ingvarsdóttir, Morgunblaðið