Kári Gíslason is a writer and creative writing teacher. He has taught English Literature and Writing at the University of Iceland, the University of Queensland, and Bond University, and currently lectures in Creative Writing and Literary Studies at Queensland University of Technology. His first book, The Promise of Iceland (UQP, 2011), told the story of his Icelandic family history. The Ash Burner (UQP, 2015), was his first novel. In 2017, he will publish Saga Land (HarperCollins/ABC Books), a book about Iceland coauthored with Richard Fidler.