Philip Roughton was born in the US in 1965 and now lives in Iceland.

He is a scholar of Old Norse and medieval literature and an award-winning translator of modern Icelandic literature, having translated works by numerous Icelandic writers, including the Nobel prize-winning author Halldór Laxness. His translation of The Islander: A Biography of Halldór Laxness by Halldór Guõmundsson was published by MacLehose Press in 2008. 

Philip Roughton