Jesse Byock is Distinguished Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and professor at UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. He directs the Mosfell Archaeological Project in Iceland and teaches Old Norse – Icelandic. 

He is the author of Viking Age Iceland, Medieval Iceland, and Feud in the Icelandic Saga. His translations from Old Norse include The Prose Edda, The Saga of the Volsungs, The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, Sagas and Myths of the Northmen, and Grettir´s Saga.