Þorsteinn frá Hamri
Þorsteinn frá Hamri (aka Þorsteinn Jónsson), (15 Mar 1938 – 28 Jan 2018) was an Icelandic writer notable for having been nominated four times for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize over a period of two decades.
Since his first book of poems released in the 1950s, Þorsteinn frá Hamri had published seventeen volumes of poetry and six of prose fiction by 2000.
- Kristjana Gunnars, 'Medan pu vaktir' (Book review), World Literature Today, January 2000, retrieved January 2008.
- Þorsteinn Jonsson entry in Dennis McIntire, International Who's Who in Poetry and Poets' Encyclopaedia, Routledge, 2001, pp. 270–271.
- Hermann Stefánsson (Transl. Dagur Gunnarsson), 'The clamour of elves and the magic of birds – On the writings of Þorsteinn frá Hamri', Reykjavík City Library, 2002.
Novels, short stories and sagnaþættir (chronicles)
- 1963 – Skuldaskil (The Reckoning)
- 1969 – Himinbjargarsaga eða Skógadraumur (The Story of Himinbjörg or a Forest Dream) – nominated for 1972 Nordic Council Literature Prize
- Haust í Skírisskógi (Autumn in Sherwood Forest)
- Hallgrímur smali og húsfreyjan á bjargi, (Hallgrímur the sheaphearder and the housekeeper at Bjarg)
- 1987 – Ætternisstapi og átján vermenn (The ancestral home and eighteen sailors)
- 1989 – Vatns götur og blóðs (Streets of Water and Blood) – nominated for 1992 Nordic Council Literature Prize
- 1958 – Í svörtum kufli (In a black cassock)
- 1960 – Tannfé handa nýjum heimi (Tooth fee for a New World)
- 1962 – Lifandi manna land (Land of living men)
- 1964 – Langnætti á Kaldadal (A long night in Kaldidalur (cold valley))
- 1972 – Veðrahjálmur (Weather helmet)
- 1977 – Fiðrið úr sæng daladrottningar (The feathers from the valley queen's duvet) – nominated for 1979 Nordic Council Literature Prize
- 1982 – Spjótalög á spegil (Spearthrusted mirror) – nominated for 1984 Nordic Council Literature Prize
- 1992 – Sæfarinn sofandi (The sleeping sailor)
- Það talar í trjánum (Speaking in the trees)
- Vetrarmyndin (Winter image)
- 1999 – Medan pu vaktir
Prizes and awards
- 1972 – short list – Nordic Council Literature Prize
- 1979 – short list – Nordic Council Literature Prize
- 1981 – Children's book literary award for translation, Reykjavík
- 1984 – short list – Nordic Council Literature Prize
- 1991 – Thorbergur Thordarson Literary Prize
- 1992 – short list – Nordic Council Literature Prize
- 1992 – Icelandic Literary Prize
- The Nordic Council's Literature Prize
- https://bokmenntaborgin.is/en/literature-web/author/thorsteinn-fra-hamri Biography of Þorsteinn frá Hamri at Reykjavík City Library]
- An image of the writer and example of his work (In Icelandic)