The hardest question I get is what I do for a living, but I guess the simplest answer is story-teller. Sometimes I tell stories through books, articles, films or plays that have taken me to places I couldn't even fathom, resulting in various honours and awards. Other times, my story-telling manifests itself in news reporting, public speaking and equal rights activism that earned me the title Woman of the Year 2015 in my native Iceland. I currently live in Stockholm, Sweden and recently released my TED talk and book South of Forgiveness, written with my co-author Tom Stranger. Critics have said:

Sunday Times:

Hats off to Elva and Stranger for a brave journey that might well change lives.


Irish Times:

...a book you'll find yourself endlessly discussing with very many people. 


Svenska Dagbladet:

...a book written with great empathy and the authors' courage is remarkable.


The Sydney Morning Herald:

...a genuine, wholehearted attempt to change the conversation around rape and, in time, change the world...

The Good Men Project:

Remarkable.... can empower even the most vulnerable, near and far.

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