Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson

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Who is Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson?

Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland on September 26, 1962. He studied physics as a Wien Scholar at Brandeis University. He is the author of three previous novels, The Journey Home, Absolution and Walking Into the Night, and a story collection, Valentines. His books have been published to critical acclaim in more than twenty languages. He is the recipient of the O. Henry Award and the Icelandic Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize, and has twice been nominated for the IMPAC Award. He is the Executive Vice President of Time Warner and he lives in New York City with his wife Anna Ólafsdóttir and three children.

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Born
Sep 26, 1962
Reykjavik
Also known as
  • Olafur Johann Olafsson
  • Olaf Olafsson
Nationality
  • Iceland
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Brandeis University
    Physics
Employment
  • Executive Vice President, Time Warner
  • President, Advanta
    (1998/03 - )
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Corporation
  • Sony Corporation
    (1985 - )

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on July 23, 2013

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