Þorsteinn frá Hamri

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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.

Writings[edit]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kristjana Gunnars, 'Medan pu vaktir' (Book review), World Literature Today, January 2000, retrieved January 2008.

See also

Bibliography[edit]

Novels, short stories and sagnaþættir (chronicles)[edit]

  • 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

Poetry[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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

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