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Halldˇr Kiljan Laxness
Original name: Halldˇr Gu­jˇnsson
Birth: Apr. 23, 1902
H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i, Iceland
Death: Feb. 8, 1998

Novelist, poet, playwright. Born on the farm Laxnes near ReykjavÝk, Iceland, as Halldˇr Gu­jˇnsson. From the age of seventeen he travelled and lived abroad, chiefly on the European continent. In the mid-twenties he converted to Catholicism. Later, during a visit to America he became attracted to socialism. His experiences are reflected in several of his books from these years. In 1930 he settled in Iceland, and during the following years, almost right up to his death, he produced more than 60 works: novels, poems, plays, essays, short stories, memoirs, and travel books. Among his most important works are "Salka Valka," "Independent People," "World Light," "Iceland's Bell," "Paradise Reclaimed" and "Under the Glacier," all translated into English. In 1955 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was buried near his home "Glj˙frasteinn," which is now open to the public as a museum, unchanged from when he lived there. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
H÷fu­borgarsvŠ­i, Iceland
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Record added: Aug 04, 2005
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