Kristín Ómarsdóttir

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Kristín Ómarsdóttir
Born (1963-12-17) 17 December 1963 (age 54)
Reykjavík, Iceland
OccupationPoet
Novelist
Playwright
NationalityIcelander

Kristín Ómarsdóttir (born 24 September 1962) is an Icelandic author, poet, playwright, and visual artist.

Biography[edit]

Kristín Ómarsdóttir was born in Reykjavík; she spent her first years in Copenhagen and lived for most of her childhood in Hafnarfjörður. She studied literature, Spanish and Icelandic at The University of Iceland. She wrote her first play in 1985, which won her first prize in a playwriting competition run by The National Theater of Iceland.[1] Kristín has worked as a writer since the middle of the 1980s, also working for some time as a freelance journalist. She has been nominated four times for the Icelandic Literary Prize.[2] In 2000, her novel Elskan mín ég dey was nominated for The Nordic Council Literature Prize.[3] In 2005, she won Playwright of the Year at Gríman – The Icelandic Performing Arts Awards.[4] For the poetry book Sjáðu fegurð þína she was awarded Fjöruverðlaunin – the Icelandic Women's Literary Prize in 2008.[5] Apart from writing novels, poetry, and plays, she has exhibited her drawings and worked in the field of visual art.[6] Some of her books include her drawings.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels & Stories[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Spiders in Display Windows ("Kóngulær í sýningargluggum" 2017)
  • See Your Beauty ("Sjáðu fegurð þína" 2008)
  • Christmas Poems ("Jólaljóð" 2006)
  • In and Out the Window ("Inn og útum gluggann" 2003)
  • A Special Day ("Sérstakur dagur" 2000)
  • Close Your Eyes and Think of Me ("Lokaðu augunum og hugsaðu um mig" 1998)
  • Waitress at an Old Restaurant ("þerna á gömlu veitingahúsi" 1993)
  • There is Fog in Our House ("Í húsinu okkar er þoka" 1987)

Other Books[edit]

  • Audition, Gjöf til mín yðar hátign, Stars, 2014

Theatre & Radiodrama[edit]

  • A Spider Sleeps in the Mirror ("Í speglingum sefur kónguló" 2011)
  • The Big Mermaid ("Kuðungarnir" 2011)
  • Short Stories ("Smásögur" 2007)
  • The Hospital Ship ("Spítalaskipið" 2004)
  • Tell Me Everything ("Segðu mér allt" 2004)
  • My Friend the World´s End ("Vinur minn heimsendir" 2003)
  • The Birthday-Cake ("Afmælistertan" 2003)
  • Many Women ("Margar konur" 2000)
  • Margarethe the Great Radiodrama ("Margrét mikla útvarpsverk" 1999)
  • Lovestory III ("Ástarsaga III" 1997)
  • Margarethe the Great ("Margrét mikla" 1995)
  • Trumpet of the Heart ("Hjartatrompet" 1990)
  • Dreams Upside Down ("Draumar á hvolfi" 1987)

Exhibitions[edit]

Translated work[edit]

Danish[edit]

English[edit]

Finnish[edit]

  • Olipa kerran tarinoita, Like, 1994

French[edit]

  • T´es pas la seule à être morte, Le Cavalier Bleu, 2003

Galician[edit]

  • Meu amor, eu morro, rinoceronte, 2015

German[edit]

  • Ewige Speigelungen, 2015

Swedish[edit]

  • Här, Kabusa Böcker, 2007
  • Gud hjälpe mig I och II, Kabusa Böcker, 2003
  • Älskling jag dör, Anamma, 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skáld.is". Skáld.is. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  2. ^ "Kristín Ómarsdóttir". Forlagið bókabúð (in Icelandic). 2016-05-09. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  3. ^ "Nominerede 1962-2017". 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  4. ^ Administrator. "Handhafar Grímuverðlauna 2005". www.griman.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  5. ^ "Verðlaunahafar fyrri ára | Fjöruverðlaunin". Fjöruverðlaunin (in Icelandic). 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  6. ^ "Skáld.is". Skáld.is. Retrieved 2018-02-06.

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