Ingólfur Margeirsson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Ingólfur.
Ingólfur Margeirsson
Born Ingólfur Örn Margeirsson
4 May 1948
Died 16 April 2011
Nationality Icelandic
Occupation Writer, Historian, Television Personality
Known for Knowledge of The Beatles

Ingólfur Örn Margeirsson (4 May 1948 – 16 April 2011) was an Icelandic writer, historian and television personality. Ingólfur worked as a journalist and editor of newspapers Alþýðublaðið and Helgarpósturinn. He also worked in radio and television production for public broadcaster RÚV, and served as the company's correspondent in Norway in the 1980s.

Ingólfur authored numerous books, and was nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1983 for the book Lífsjátning (English: Confession of Life), the biography of Icelandic singer Guðmunda Elíasdóttir. He is considered a pioneer in modern biographical writing in Iceland.[1]

Ingólfur was well known for his expert knowledge of The Beatles, and hosted a radio series on the band in 1994.[2] At the time of his death, he had recently completed a television series for RÚV on the last years of John Lennon.

Ingólfur was married to Jóhanna Jónasdóttir, a physician. They lived in Reykjavík.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lífsjátning (1981)
  • Erlend andlit (1982)
  • Ragnar í Smára (1982)
  • Allt önnur Ella (1986)
  • Lífróður (1991)
  • Hjá Báru (1992)
  • Frumherjarnir (1994)
  • Þjóð á Þingvöllum (1994)
  • María, konan bak við goðsögnina (1995)
  • Sálumessa syndara, ævi og eftirþankar Esra Péturssonar, geðlæknis og sálkönnuðar (1997)
  • Þar sem tíminn hverfur (1998)
  • Takmörkuð stund (2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ingólfur Margeirsson látinn". rúv.is. 16 April 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rithöfundurinn Ingólfur Margeirsson látinn". DV.is. 16 April 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Margeirsson, Ingólfur. "Fjölskylda". Ingólfur Margeirsson's official web site. Retrieved April 16, 2011.