She is the author of a dozen plays, eleven novels, two biographies and a collection of articles she originally wrote for a women's magazine. Her books have been translated into several languages. She wrote her first book, Sundur og saman Back and Forth in The book was about a child whose parents divorced.
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Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir - Wikipedia
She takes the leadership of government in the midst of a financial crisis that sparked protests in the streets of Iceland after the collapse of their banking system and the rapid depreciation of the currency, an economic meltdown that required intervention from the International Monetary Fund IMF and several European countries. She served until She studied commerce before becoming a flight attendant for Loftleidir now known as Icelandair Airlines in After nine years, she went to work for a packaging company. During this time, she was married to a banker now divorced with whom she had two children. She began her political career as a union organiser at Icelandair. It is through her role as a union official that she entered national politics.
Under Icelandic law, the country's president asks the leader of the party with the largest number of votes to try to form a government. But the Independence Party and Mr Benediktsson have been hit by a series of scandals that have tarnished their image. The row that brought down the previous coalition government erupted after it emerged that Mr Benediktsson's father had written a letter recommending that a convicted paedophile should have his "honour restored".
She became active in the trade union movement, serving as an officer. Elected an MP from to , she was appointed as Iceland's Minister of Social Affairs and Social Security , serving from to , and from until Forbes listed her among the most powerful women in the world. After graduating with her commercial diploma in , she worked as a flight attendant with Icelandic Airlines a predecessor of Icelandair from to , and as an office manager from to She was also a member of the Board of the Commercial Workers' Union from to