Einar Kárason

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Einar Kárason
Einar Kárason performing in Tallinn Literary Festival HeadRead 2010
Einar Kárason performing in Tallinn Literary Festival HeadRead 2010
Born (1955-11-24) November 24, 1955 (age 63)
Reykjavík, Iceland
LanguageIcelandic
Alma materUniversity of Iceland
Notable worksDevil's Island (1983)

Einar Kárason (born November 24, 1955 in Reykjavík, Iceland)[1] is an Icelandic writer.[2] He has been a full-time writer since 1978. He started his career with poetry in literary magazines from 1978 to 1980. In 1981 he published his first novel. He is best known for his novel Þar sem djöflaeyjan rís. which was translated into English as Devil's Island.[3] The book was also made into the film Devil's Island. He has been on the board or acted as chairman for several Icelandic writing associations.

He wrote a book about the Sturlungar family clan, Óvinafagnaður, in which all the most famous Vikings from Iceland come together and finally battle for power over Iceland.

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Novels[edit]

  • Þetta eru asnar Guðjón, 1981
  • Þar sem djöflaeyjan rís, 1983
  • Gulleyjan, 1985
  • Fyrirheitna Landið, 1989
  • Heimskra manna ráð, 1992
  • Kvikasilfur, 1994
  • Norðurljós, 1998
  • Óvinafagnaður, 2001
  • Stormur, 2003
  • Ofsi, 2008
  • Skáld, 2012
  • Skálmöld, 2014
  • Passíusálmarnir, 2016
  • Stormfuglar, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Höfundar". www.literature.is. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  2. ^ Stevens, Patrick J. Icelandic Writers. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson/Gale, 2004. (Dictionary of literary biography, v. 293.)
  3. ^ WorldCat item record

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