She caused a sensation from her early short story debut in the avant-garde magazine Líf og list
in 1951 with “Sunnudagskvöld til mánudagsmorguns”, a description of drunkards, the homeless, and the promiscuous on the fringes of society. The narrative is pithy and metaphorical with elements of fantasy, the language sensuous, erotic, and partly grotesque. Her short story collection Sunnudagskvöld til mánudagsmorguns
was published in 1961 and was reprinted in the collection Sögur og ljód
, 1985, together with a number of posthumous short stories, poems, and unpublished pictures. Nordisk Books will be publishing a selection of the short stories featured in Sögur og ljód,
including a number of the pictures, under the titleNothing to be Rescued,
translated by Meg Matich.