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Halldór Laxness (1902–1998)

Halldór Laxness was born on April 23, 1902 in Reykjavik, Iceland as Halldor Kiljan Gudjonsson. He was a writer and actor, known for Ungfrúin góða og húsið (1999), Under the Glacier (1989) and Brekkukotsannáll (1973). He was married to Auður Sveinsdóttir and Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir. He died on February 8, 1998 in ... See full bio »


(age 95) in Reykjavik, Iceland

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Under the Glacier
Atómstöðin Writer


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 1999 Ungfrúin góða og húsið (book "Úngfrúin góða og Húsið")
 1989 Under the Glacier (novel)
 1984 Atómstöðin (novel)
 1980 H. Laxness: Das wiedergefundene Paradies (TV Mini-Series) (book)
 1979 Salka Valka (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 Lilja (TV Movie) (short story)
 1973 Brekkukotsannáll (TV Movie) (novel)
 1954 Salka Valka (novel - as Halldór Kiljan Laxness)
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 1973 Brekkukotsannáll (TV Movie)
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 1973 Intervju sa Laxnessom (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - interviewed
 1956 SF-katsaus 8 (Short)

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He's a writer of many books such as: Atomstodin, Brekkukotsannall, Eldur i Kaupmannahofn, Hin ljosa man, Islandsklukkan (1942), Kristnihald undir jokli, Salka Valka, Sjalfstaett folk

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Halldór Kiljan Laxness

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