D.M. White (b. 1994) received his BA and MA from the University of Birmingham before starting his PhD in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at University College London in 2017. His PhD thesis is on the origins of The Saga of Þórður kakali, and is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of this thirteenth-century Icelandic saga’s beginnings. He has previously published an English translation of The Tale of Geirmundur heljarskinn, another text – like The Saga of Þórður kakali – from the fourteenth-century compilation The Saga of the Sturlungar.