I'm glad you've found this place: the
(un-)official Harry Potter homepage in Iceland. This is a totally NON-PROFIT
site, run by me personally in order to satisfy the curiosity of thousands
of Icelandic Harry Potter fans (well, and also for my own pleasure).
Four Harry Potter books have already been translated into Icelandic, and
all of them were in the top ten list for children's books in Iceland in
2001. The first film has been in our cinemas since November, 2001. Icelandic
Harry Potter fans are eagerly awaiting the 5th book and the 2nd film.
I started this page in October, 2000, and I have (in May, 2002) had over
30,000 visits - which is quite good considering there are 280,000 people
in Iceland! I translate material which I've picked up all over the Web
and I always try to give credit where credit is due. Please let me know
if you think I have violated your copyright. There are now 64 pages, and
over 200 pictures here.
I have also included some of my published
articles about Harry Potter books (sorry, only in Icelandic).
I'm an "senior" Harry Potter fan, 46 years old as of May 14th,
2002. I have a PhD in children's Literature from University College Worcester
in the UK. I'm a children's book writer and translator; I translated Philip
Pullman's Northern Lights and The Subtle Knife into Icelandic
and I currently have the challenging and pleasurable job of translating
The Amber Spyglass.
If you want any information about Harry
Potter in Iceland, please feel free to contact me (and, oh, especially
if you happen to be J.K. Rowling!).
Dr. Anna Heida Palsdottir