Halldór Laxness biography

Halldór Laxness

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1902 – 1998

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Who was Halldór Laxness?

Halldór Kiljan Laxness was a twentieth-century Icelandic writer. Throughout his career Laxness wrote poetry, newspaper articles, plays, travelogues, short stories, and novels. Major influences on his writings include August Strindberg, Sigmund Freud, Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Bertolt Brecht and Ernest Hemingway. He received the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature; he is the only Icelandic Nobel laureate.

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Born
Apr 23, 1902
Reykjavik
Also known as
  • Halldor Laxness
  • Halldor Kiljan Laxness
  • Halldor Kiljan Gudjonsson
  • Halldór Guðjónsson
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Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Iceland
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Died
Feb 8, 1998
Reykjavik

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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