Snorri Hjartarson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Snorri.
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Born (1906-04-22)April 22, 1906
Hvanneyri, Borgarfjörður
Died December 27, 1986(1986-12-27) (aged 80)
Nationality Icelandic
Occupation poet
Partner(s) Nordic Council's Literature Prize (1981)

Snorri Hjartarson (April 22, 1906 – December 27, 1986) was an Icelandic poet, and a winner of the Nordic Council's Literature Prize.[1]


Snorri was born in Hvanneyri, Borgarfjörður. He lived in Norway for a long time and studied art at the Art Academy of Oslo under the direction of Axel Revold from 1931 to 1932. His first publication was a novel written in Norwegian in 1934, but he is known for his poetry books in Icelandic. He was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 1981 for his poetry collection Hauströkkrið yfir mér. Snorri was a librarian at the Reykjavik City Library (Borgarbókasafn Reykjavíkur) after he moved back to Iceland. From 1942-1966 he served as City Librarian, taking over the post from Sigurgeir Friðriksson.[2]


  • 1934 Høit flyver ravnen
  • 1944 Kvæði
  • 1945 Sol er a morgun. Kvædasafn fra atjandu öld fyrri hluta nitjandu aldar
  • 1952 Á Gnitaheiði
  • 1966 Lauf og stjörnur
  • 1979 Hauströkkrið yfir mér
  • 1992 Kvæðasafn