Andri Snær Magnason

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Andri Snær Magnason
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Born (1973-07-14) July 14, 1973 (age 45)
Reykjavík
LanguageIcelandic
NationalityIcelandic
EducationBA in literature
GenreChildren's books, environmentalism
Notable awardsWest Nordic Council's Children and Youth Literature Prize
2002
Icelandic Literary Award
1999, 2006, 2014
KAIROS Prize
2007
West Nordic Council's Children and Youth Literature Prize
2014
UKLA Award
2014

Andri Snær Magnason (born 14 July 1973) is an Icelandic writer.[1] He has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, and essays. His work has been published or performed in more than 30 countries.

He was awarded the Icelandic Literary Prize in 1999 for the children's book and play Blue Planet[2], and again in 2006 for the non-fiction book Dreamland, a critique of Icelandic industrial and energy policy.

He was a candidate in the 2016 Icelandic presidential election.

Andri Snær Magnason in Aarhus, Denmark 2017

About[edit]

Andri was born in Reykjavík on 14 July 1973. He has four children.

His novel, LoveStar, was chosen “Novel of the year” by Icelandic booksellers 2002, received the DV Literary Award and a nomination to the Icelandic Literary Prize, and was awarded the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation of Excellence in 2013. His children's book, Blue Planet, was the first children's book to receive the Icelandic Literary Prize and has been published in 30 countries. Blue Planet was a 2014 United Kingdom Literacy Association Book Award Winner, an Honor Book for the Nature Generation's 2013 Green Earth Book Award in Children's Fiction, and received the 2002 West Nordic Children's Book Prize and the Janusz Korczak Honorary Award in 2000. The play from the story has been staged in Toronto, Chicago, Aalborg, Wasa[disambiguation needed] and Lucerne. Andri has collaborated with various artists, mostly with the band múm.

Andri was vice-president of The Icelandic Writers Union and a board member of The Culture House in Reykjavik. He has been active in the fight against the destruction of the Icelandic Highlands.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ljóðasmygl og skáldarán - Nykur 1995
  • Bonus Poetry (original title: Bónusljóð). Published by Icelandic supermarket chain Bónus in 1996.
  • Very Short Stories (original title: Engar Smá Sögur). Published by Mál og menning. 1996.
  • Maður undir himni, um trú í ljóðum Ísaks Harðarsonar. Published by University of Iceland Press in 1999.
  • LoveStar (published in English by Seven Stories Press)
  • The Story of The Blue Planet (published in English by Seven Stories Press) (original title: Sagan af bláa hnettinum. Published by Mál og menning)
  • Dreamland – A Self Help Manual For A Frightened Nation (published in English by Citizen Press). (original title: Draumalandið - sjálfshjálparbók handa hræddri þjóð published by Mál og menning in 2006)
  • The Time Casket Tímakistan - Mál og menning 2013
  • Sofðu ást mín Mál og menning 2016
  • Bónusljóð 44% meira (2017)

Plays[edit]

  • Natures Opera (original title: Náttúruóperan) LFMH 1999
  • Blue Planet (original title: Blái hnötturinn) Icelandic National Theater 2001
  • Hlauptu Náttúrubarn Útvarpsleikhúsið 2001
  • Úlfhamssaga Hafnarfjarðarleikhúsið/Annað svið 2004
  • Eternal Happiness (original title: Eilíf hamingja) with Thorleif Arnarson - City Theater/ Lifandi Leikhús 2007
  • Eternal Misery (original title: Eilíf óhamingja) with Thorleif Arnarson- City Theater/ Lifandi Leikhús 2009

Music[edit]

  • Voices/Raddir, Smekkleysa/Stofnun Árna Magnússonar 1998
  • Flugmaður - spoken word CD with múm - Leiknótan 1999

Films[edit]

  • Dreamland (original title: Draumalandið), Documentary film codirected with Þorfinnur Guðnason. Ground Control Productions 2009.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andri Snær Magnason | Literature Web". City of literature UNESCO (in Icelandic). 15 April 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Get Your Read On: The Lodger & Story of the Blue Planet". The Reykjavik Grapevine. 2017-07-27. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  3. ^ Dreamland

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