Snorri Hjartarson

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Snorri Hjartarson
Born(1906-04-22)22 April 1906
Hvanneyri, Borgarfjörður
Died27 December 1986(1986-12-27) (aged 80)
Partner(s)Nordic Council's Literature Prize (1981)

Snorri Hjartarson (22 April 1906 – 27 December 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


  1. ^ Biography on (Icelandic)
  2. ^ Allen Kent; Harold Lancour; Jay E. Daily (1 April 1974). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 11 - Hornbook to Information Science and Automation Division (ISAD): ALA. CRC Press. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-8247-2011-7.