Halldor Laxness

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Birthday
23, 1902
Birthplace
Reykjavik, Iceland
Death Date
Feb 8, 1998 (95)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1902
Birthplace
Reykjavik, Iceland
Death Date
Feb 8, 1998 (95)

About

An Icelandic author and the 1955 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, he is best known for such novels as The Atom Station, Iceland's Bell, and The Fish Can Sing. He also published several memoirs, plays, travelogues, and short story collections.

Before Fame

He published his first article in the local newspaper when he was just fourteen years old.

Trivia

He was blacklisted in the United States after writing a satirical novel, The Atom Station, about the consequences of the atomic bomb.

Family Life

His daughter, Guony Halldorsdottir, became an award-winning filmmaker.

Associated With

In 1941, he translated Ernest Hemingway's famous work, A Farewell to Arms, into the Icelandic language.