Halldór Guðmundsson

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1956 –

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Who is Halldór Guðmundsson?

Halldór Guðmundsson is an Icelandic author. He was also chairman of the publishing company Mál og menning and its successor after the merger with JPV, Forlagið.

His biography of Halldór Laxness was awarded the Icelandic Literary Prize. The book has also appeared in English and German.

Halldór's 2006 book Skáldalíf, about Icelandic writer Gunnar Gunnarsson, was chosen best biography of the year by the Icelandic Booksellers' Association and nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize.

In We are all Icelanders, he discusses how the financial crisis affected ten different Icelanders, including an architect, a politician and a kindergarten nurse.

In Mamutschkas Lebensrezepte, published in German, he tells the story of restaurant operator Marianne Kowalew.

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Born
1956
Reykjavik
Nationality
  • Iceland
Education
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Iceland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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