Þórarinn Hugleikur Dagsson, was born October 5, 1977. He received a B.A. degree from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2002. Hugleikur is known for all kinds of visual and video art. He is most famous for his satirical comics filled with black humor, which have been published as books. Hugleikur has written three stage plays. The first Forðist okkur (Avoid us), The second, Leg (Uterus), and his third play was "Baðstofan" (Living Room). All plays received rave reviews and Hugleikur received "the playwright of the year" award for Forðist okkur. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 Penguin Books published books by Hugleikur.