Thor Vilhjálmsson





Thor Vilhjálmsson

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born
in Edinburgh, The United Kingdom
August 12, 1925

died
March 02, 2011

gender
male

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About this author

Thor Vilhjálmsson was born in Edinburgh on August 12, 1925. He completed highschool in 1944, studied at the nordic department of the University of Iceland in 1944-1946, at the University of Nottingham in 1946-1947 and at Sorbonne in Paris from 1947-1952. Thor was a librarian at the National Library of Iceland from 1953-1955 and worked for the National Theatre from 1956-1959, as well as working abroad as a guide.

Thor has served in numerous capacities for writers and artists, he was a member of the board of The Writer's Union of Iceland from 1972-1974, and the chairman of the Federation of Icelandic Artists from 1975-1981. He was on the national board of the Community of Europian Writers, in the management board for The Reykjavík Arts Festiva...more


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