Kristín Ómarsdóttir

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Kristín Ómarsdóttir (born 24 September 1962) is a poet and a writer from Iceland. Her first play was produced in 1987, and her first book of poetry was published the same year. She is noted as a poet, playwright, and novelist. Kristín currently lives in Reykjavík.

Biography[edit]

Kristín Ómarsdóttir was born in Reykjavík; she spent her first years in Copenhagen and lived the best part of her childhood in Hafnarfjörður, a town near Reykjavík. She studied literature, Spanish and Icelandic at The University of Iceland. She wrote her first play in 1985, which won her the first prize in a competition run by The National Theater of Iceland. Kristín has worked as a writer since the middle of the eighties. The first decade she also worked as a free lance journalist. Her novel, Elskan mín ég dey, translated into Swedish and French, was nominated for The Nordic Council Literary Prize, in 2000. For her play, Segðu mér allt, she won ''Gríman - the playwright of the year - in 2005. She lived and worked in Barcelona for couple of years. Apart from writing novels, poetry and plays, she has exhibited her drawings and worked in the field of visual art. Some of her books publish her drawings.

Bibliography[edit]

novels + short stories[edit]

poetry = ljóð[edit]

  • See Your Beauty ("Sjáðu fegurð þína" 2008)
  • Holiday-Poetry ("Jólaljóð" 2006)
  • In and Out the Window ("Inn og útum gluggann" 2003)
  • A Special Day ("Sérstakur dagur" 2000)
  • Lock 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 a Fog in Our House ("Í húsinu okkar er þoka" 1987)

different kind of 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]

in danish[edit]

in english[edit]

in finnish[edit]

Olipa kerran tarinoita, Like, 1994

in french[edit]

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

in galician[edit]

Meu amor, eu morro, rinoceronte, 2015

in german[edit]

Ewige Speigelungen, 2015

in swedish[edit]

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


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