Olaf Olafsson doesn't have to write books. At 42, he is the CEO of Time Warner Digital Media and the founder of Sony Interactive Entertainment; he lives in a triplex in Manhattan and owns a home in his native Reykjavik, Iceland. Olafsson, son of prolific and highly regarded Icelandic writer Olafure Sigurdsson, did not study literature or writing; instead, he attended Brandeis University on a Wien Scholarship and studied positron physics. Olafsson is the embodiment of what so many writers say: that they didn't choose writing, writing chose them.
From his novels (which include ABSOLUTION and