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Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl is an Icelandic writer. Born in Reykjavík in 1978 and raised in Ísafjörður (in the northwest of Iceland (in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean (which covers a sizable portion of the globe))). For 21 years he lived in the same house but has since then lived in Berlin, Trondheim, The Faroe Islands, Reykjavík and various places in Denmark, Finland and Sweden. He's published loads of books through various organizations, some of which he helped found, and others he helped bankrupt (see a full list below). He currently lives in Ísafjörður. Sometimes Eiríkur makes (award-winning!) animated poetry and quite often he performs (mind-blowing!) sound poetry at festivals of art, music and poetry.

In 2013 his novel Illska (Evil) was no
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The Icelandic Literary Award

Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl and Gunnar F. Guðmundsson receive the Icelandic literary award.

Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl and Gunnar F. Guðmundsson receive the Icelandic literary award.


The Icelandic Literary Prize 2012 was awarded at the presidential residence Bessastaðir on February 6, In the category of fiction and poetry Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl received the prize for his novel Illska (lit. Evil), published by Mál og Menning. The nonfiction award went out to the historian Gunnar F. Guðmundsson

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Average rating: 3.59 · 917 ratings · 95 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Illska

3.57 avg rating — 470 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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Heimska

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Brúin yfir Tangagötuna

3.70 avg rating — 56 ratings3 editions
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Óratorrek

4.14 avg rating — 29 ratings3 editions
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Hans Blær

3.61 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Eitur fyrir byrjendur

3.57 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Plokkfiskbókin

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Gæska

3.06 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Ást er þjófnaður

3.83 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2011
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Hnefi eða vitstola orð

3.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2013
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Patrick Rothfuss
“Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Relationerna mellan politik, pengar, konst och sperma har aldrig varit så nära och dunkla. Eller så oförskämt lyckliga, toleranta och flytande.”
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“Ett bevis på att den katolska kyrkan är en institution utan känsla för humor är att ingen påve kallats för Sixtus igen efter honom, som blev den femte.”
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“Maður er nefndur Guðmundur hinn ríki er bjó á Möðruvöllum í Eyjafirði. Hann var Eyjólfsson, Einarssonar, Auðunarsonar rotins, Þórólfssonar smjörs, Þorsteinssonar skrofa, Grímssonar kambans. Móðir Guðmundar hét Hallbera dóttir Þórodds hjálms en móðir Hallberu hét Reginleif dóttir Sæmundar hins suðureyska. Við þann er kennd Sæmundarhlíð í Skagafirði. Móðir Eyjólfs, föður Guðmundar, var Valgerður Runólfsdóttir. Móðir Valgerðar hét Valborg. Hennar móðir var Jórunn hin óborna dóttir Ósvalds konungs hins helga. Móðir Jórunnar var Bera dóttir Játmundar konungs hins helga. Móðir Einars, föður Eyjólfs, var Helga dóttir Helga hins magra er nam Eyjafjörð. Helgi var son Eyvindar Austmanns og Raförtu dóttur Kjarvals Írakonungs. Móðir Helgu, dóttur Helga, var Þórunn Hyrna dóttir Ketils Flatnefs, Bjarnarsonar bunu, Grímssonar hersis. Móðir Gríms var Hervör en móðir Hervarar var Þorgerður dóttir Háleygs konungs af Hálogalandi.”
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Jenny Offill
“I met an Australian who said he loved to travel alone. He talked about his job as we drank by the sea. When a student gets it, when it first breaks across his face, it’s so fucking beautiful, he told me. I nodded, moved, though I’d never taught anyone a single thing. What do you teach, I asked him. Rollerblading, he explained.”
Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation




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