He was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize for his novel Endurkoma Maríu/The Return of the Divine Mary.
For his novel Borgin bak við orðin/The City Behind the Words, Bjarni received the Tómas Guðmundssonar Award.
His Novel Mannætukonan og maður hennar/The Cannibal Woman and her Husband received the Halldór Laxness Literature Award.
His works have been translated to Arabic, Faroese, German and English.
He is on the board of the Icelandic Writers Union and lives with his wife, Katrín Júlíusdóttir, a former minister and member of The Icelandic Parliament, and their four son´s in Garðabær, Iceland. In 2019/20 he is the honorary artist of his hometown.
In the book: Útrásarvíkingar: The Literature of the Icelandic Financial Crisis, the author, Dr. Alaric Hall, uses Bjarnasons work, Mannorð, The Reputation as part of the basis of his thesis. It was published in English by Red Hand Books.
B.M Bjarnason has a BA degree in Literature and a Ma degree in Cultural Studies.
His latest book is Læknishúsið/The Doctor´s House, a novel that got very much media attention, and great critics:
“I recommend, dear reader, that you get a copy of The Doctor´s House and have your own personal experiences with the story. Not many stories have the ability to be tailor made for the reader himself, but this book manages that. It dives deep in the roots where each individual has his own world of impressions and reflections. Conclusion: A good story with a powerful ending. The charm lies in what is unsaid and how that reflects the reader. Becomes a tailor made story for each reader.”Kolfinna Von Arnardóttir.
“Thanks for a great book Bjarni Múli Bjarnason, exciting and mystical, and both modern and ancient in temperament at the same time.”
"A really exciting book that dwells on the borders of fiction, autobiography, crime and ghost story. I wholeheartedly recommend it.”