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Einar Már Guðmundsson, 2012
Einar Már Guðmundsson

Einar Már Guðmundsson (born 18 September 1954 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic author of novels, short stories, and poetry. His books have been translated into several languages.

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BackgroundEdit

Einar Már Guðmundsson grew up in Reykjavík. In 1979 he received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Iceland in comparative literature and history. He subsequently worked in the comparative literature department of the University of Copenhagen. Today, the author lives in Reykjavík, is married, and has five children.

WorksEdit

Einar's first book was poetry and his best-known work is his novel Englar alheimsins (Angels of the Universe), subsequently adapted as a film.

Awards and honorsEdit

German language editionsEdit

  • Die Ritter der runden Treppe (Riddarar hringstigans, 1982), Munich, Goldmann btb, 1999, ISBN 3-442-72495-3
  • Engel des Universums (Englar alheimsins, 1993), Munich, Goldmann, Bd. 72514 btb, 2000, ISBN 3-442-72514-3
  • Fußspuren am Himmel (Fótspor á himnum, 1997), Munich, Wien, Carl Hanser, 2001, ISBN 3-446-20051-7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kristján Guðjónsson, 'Þeir hljóta íslensku bókmenntaverðlaunin: Einar Már, Gunnar Helga og Gunnar Þór hljóta verðlaunin í ár', DV 10 February 2016, http://www.dv.is/menning/2016/2/10/islensku-bokmenntaverdlaunin-2015/.

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