Einar Már Guðmundsson
Einar Már Guðmundsson grew up in Reykjavík. In 1979 he received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Iceland in comparative literature and history. He subsequently worked in the comparative literature department of the University of Copenhagen. Today, the author lives in Reykjavík, is married, and has five children.
Einar's first book was poetry and his best-known work is his novel Englar alheimsins (Angels of the Universe). In the wake of the 2008–11 Icelandic financial crisis, Einar published a collection of essays reflecting on the crisis, Bankastræti núll (Reykjavík: Mál og Menning, 2011).
Awards and honors
German language editions
- Die Ritter der runden Treppe (Riddara hringstigans, 1982), Munich, Goldmann btb, 1999, ISBN 3-442-72495-3
- Engel des Universums (Englar alheimsins, 1993), Munich, Goldmann, Bd. 72514 btb, 2000, ISBN 3-442-72514-3
- Fußspuren am Himmel (Fótspor á himnum, 1997), Munich, Wien, Carl Hanser, 2001, ISBN 3-446-20051-7
Photos: Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Jazz and poetry in Aarhus, Denmark
- Einar Már Guðmundsson in the German National Library catalogue
- - Einar Már Guðmundsson (isl./engl.)
- Zu seinem lyrischen Schaffen (isl.)
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