Vignisson in World Languages

  • "Translation" in A to Z of Creative Writing Methods. Eds. Deborah Wardle, Julienne van Loon, Stayci Taylor, Francesca Rendle-Short, Peta Murray, David Carlin. London, New York, Oxford, New Dehli, Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2023.
  • That's Another Story". Food, Migration, and Diversity – The Many Flavors of the Short Story. Translated by Julian M. D'Arcy. Eds. Maurice A Lee and Aaron Penn. Lee and Penn Publishing, 2021.
  • "Teaching Creative Writing in a Threatened Language". The Place and the Writer – International Intersections of Teacher Lore and Creative Writing Pedagogy. Ed. Marshall Moore & Sam Meekings. London: Bloomsbury, 2021. [originally written in English]
  • "Pantuflas". Voces de Islandia II. Translated by Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir. Buenos Aires: Milena Casserola, 2018.
  • "A Day in the Life of a Child". The Radiance of the Short Story: Fiction from around the Globe. Ed. Maurice A. Lee and Aaron Penn. Lee and Penn Publishing. Columbia, USA, 2018.
  • "If You are Going to Ditch Me". Ninth Letter. [originally written in English]
  • "Sandals". Short story. Translated by Julian M. D'Arcy. Ninth Letter.
  • "Travelling Companion". Short story. Translated by Julian M. D'Arcy. Out of the Blue – New Short Fiction from Iceland.  Helen Mitsios (ed.). University of Minnesota Press 2017.
  • "The Mourning Paper". Essay Daily 2016. [originally written in English]
  • "Losing Faith: A Personal Account of a National Tragedy". Overland, 2013. [originally written in English]
  • "Eine andere Geschiche“. Kụrzgeschichte. Gaben des Himmels –Neue Erzahlungen aus Island. Translated by Kyra DeckerKolbrún Haraldsdóttir and Hubert Seelow (eds.). Steidl. Germany 2011.
  • "Der Tropfen auf dem Glas". Kụrzgeschichte/short story. Gaben des Himmels – Neue Erzahlungen aus Island. Translated by Sophia van Trecek. Kolbrún Haraldsdóttir and Hubert Seelow (eds.). Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2011.
  • "Erotik in der Mittsommernacht".Kụrzgeschichte/short story. Translated by Betty Wahl. Die schönsten Erzählungen Islands. Soffía Auður Birgisdóttir, Gert Kreutzer and Halldór Guðmundsson (eds.). Insel Verlag, Germany. 2011.
  • „Hermandad Feminina“. Short story. Translated by Kristinn R. Ólafsson. El vikingo afeitado : Relatos de escritores nórdicos. Madrid, Spain, 1997.



"Nordic noir, seen perhaps most brilliantly in "Travel Companion," a story about a relationship gone sour in which death is omnipresent, and it seems that perhaps the wife has murdered her husband, or the husband her wife, or...what really happened after all?" E.P. Clark,

In ‘Travel Companion’ by Rúnar Helgi Vignisson, a woman on a hiking trip sends back text messages to her partner – but a recent rift has taken place. The story is both a travel trip – and a hesitant examination of the wounds of that relationship, which won’t be easy to heal, “after what was said." Actually, it’s not certain there’s any desire to do so. "Something has to give. Something will give”. Arja Salafranca, Goodreads