I’m a lecturer in British literature at the University of Iceland. Among my research interests is the historical novel; I have published, or am about to publish, articles on Charles Dickens’s historical fiction, on treatments of Mary Queen of Scots in fiction and film, and on the popular historical novel today, in particular the novels of Philippa Gregory.
Aside from my academic interests, I am very much into historical fiction as a reader. I find it opens up windows into the past, from which I can then go on to explore further points of interest. I very much enjoy being a member of this society and getting the Historical Novels Review, where I can always find articles of interest (and many additions to my huge list of books to read).