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Halldór Laxness

Icelandic author (1902-1998)

1902   -   1998

genre: narrative poetry
country of citizenship: Iceland
languages spoken, written or signed: Icelandic
occupation: linguist, novelist, translator, playwright, poet, philosopher, writer
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature

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Halldór Kiljan Laxness (Icelandic: [ˈhaltour ˈcʰɪljan ˈlaksnɛs] (listen); born Halldór Guðjónsson; 23 April 1902 – 8 February 1998) was an Icelandic writer and winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote novels, poetry, newspaper articles, essays, plays, travelogues and short stories. Writers who influenced Laxness included August Strindberg, Sigmund Freud, Knut Hamsun, Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Bertolt Brecht and Ernest Hemingway.
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