Bjarni Harðarson

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Bjarni Harðarson
Member of Parliament
In office
2007–2008
Prime Minister Geir Haarde
Personal details
Born (1961-12-25) 25 December 1961 (age 56)
Hveragerði, Iceland
Political party Progressive Party
L-List of Sovereignty Supporters
Profession book seller

Bjarni Harðarson (born 25 December 1961 in Arnýjarhús, Hveragerði)[1] is a bookseller, novelist, and former MP from the Icelandic Progressive Party.

Election and resignation[edit]

Bjarni was elected to parliament in 2007 as the eighth MP from the South Constituency. On November 10, 2008, he was involved in a political scandal; when he mistakenly leaked a document of his that contained strong criticism of Valgerður Sverrisdóttir, vice chairman of the Progressive Party, by emailing it to the press.[2] The day after, Bjarni resigned from parliament.[3]

2009 election[edit]

In the 2009 election, Bjarni ran as a candidate for the L-List of Sovereignty Supporters. He did not win a seat in the Althing; his previous constituency was taken by Margrét Tryggvadóttir.

Literary activities[edit]

Bjarni runs the Sunnlenska bókakaffi, a bookshop in Selfoss which opened on October 6, 2006,[4] and the associated publisher Sunnlenska bókaútgáfan.[5] He has published four novels:

He has also published on folklore, and published an article collection:

  • Farsældar Frón: greinasafn Bjarna Harðarsonar (Selfoss: Sunnlenska bókaútgáfan, 2008) ISBN 9789979960379; 997996037X.
  • Landið, fólkið og þjóðtrúin: kortlagðir álagablettir og byggðir trölla, álfa, drauga, skrímsla og útilegumanna í Árnesþingi (Selfoss: Sunnlenska bókaútgáfan, 2001), ISBN 9979607025; 9789979607021.

Bjarni likes to write while abroad, drafting Sigurðar saga fóts in Ethiopia,[6] writing Mensalder largely in a five-week period in Pakistan,[7] and writing Mörður in Senegal.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flyleaf to Bjarni Harðarson, Mörður (Selfoss: Sæmundur, 2014).
  2. ^ www.visir.is
  3. ^ Mbl.is
  4. ^ http://www.mbl.is/greinasafn/grein/1168627/
  5. ^ http://www.pressan.is/Veroldin/Lesagrein/bjarni-og-sunnlenska-bokautgafan---sunnlenska-bokakaffid-med-9-titla-
  6. ^ Skapti Hallgrímsson, 'Á ekki að vera harmagrátur', Morgunblaðið, 14 November 2010, http://www.mbl.is/mm/mogginn/blad_dagsins/bl_grein.html?grein_id=1356480.
  7. ^ Toti, 'Ritstörfin eru eins og brennivínið', Fréttartíminn, 08.11 2012, http://www.frettatiminn.is/menning/ritstorfin_eru_eins_og_brennivinid/.
  8. ^ 'Mörður var ekki endilega illmenni', 14 June 2014, http://www.mbl.is/greinasafn/grein/1512999/; http://www.menningarstadur.123.is/blog/2014/06/14/morur-var-ekki-endilega-illmenni/.

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