Kári Gíslason is a writer and academic who lectures in Creative Writing at QUT. Kári was awarded a doctorate in 2003 for his thesis on medieval Icelandic literature. He is the author of The Promise of Iceland and The Ash Burner, and Saga Land (co-authored with Richard Fidler). As well as memoir and fiction, he also publishes scholarly articles, travel writing and reviews. Saga Land has won non-fiction book of the year at The Indies Awards. Kári lives in Brisbane with his wife and children.