Einar Kárason





Einar Kárason


Born
in Reykjavík, Iceland
November 24, 1955

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After finishing highschool in 1975, Einar studied literature at the University of Iceland, graduating in 1978. He worked a number of part-time jobs during his studies, but since 1978 Einar has been a full time writer.

He sat on the board of the Writer's Union of Iceland from 1984 to 1986, was vice-chairman from 1986 to 1988 and chairman from 1988 to 1992. He has been one of the board members of the Reykjavík International Literary Festival since 1985.
Einar Kárason started his writing career by publishing poetry in literary magazines in the years 1978 – 1980, and his first novel, Þetta eru asnar Guðjón (These Are Idiots, Guðjón), appeared in 1981. He is best-known for his trilogy about life in one of the post war "barracks neighbourhoods" of
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Ofsi

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Devil's Island

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Skáld

3.74 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Gulleyjan

3.49 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1985 — 7 editions
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Skálmöld

3.72 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2014
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Sturmerprobt

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Killiansfólkið

3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2004
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Nordlys

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KK: Þangað sem vindurinn blæs

3.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2002
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