Kristín Ómarsdóttir


Born
in Reykjavík, Iceland
September 24, 1962

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Kristín grew up in Hafnarfjörður. She studied Literature and Spanish at the University of Iceland, then pursued Spanish at the Universities of Barcelona and Copenhagen. She has published poetry, novels, short stories and plays.
Her first publication was the poetry book Í húsinu okkar er þoka (There is Fog in Our House) in 1987, and her first novel, Svartir brúðarkjólar (Black Wedding Dresses) came out in 1992.
Kristín has won many awards for her work, including the DV Cultural Prize for Literature for her 1998 novel Elskan mín ég dey (I Will Die, my Love).
Kristín has worked with other artists, such as the photographer Nanna Bisp Büchert, with whom she produced the book Sérstakur dagur (Special Day), in which poetry and photographs work togeth
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Flækingurinn

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Kóngulær í sýningargluggum

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Milla

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Elskan mín ég dey

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Dyrnar þröngu

3.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Þerna á gömlu veitinghúsi

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Jólaljóð

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Sjáðu fegurð þína

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“People should be entrusted with their own lives. People must be independent in every respect. No one should own anything. Property should be free like people are. The roads should not belong to any one person, in order to stop someone from collecting tolls from travelers. A priest shouldn't take a toll for prayers. A farmhand shouldn't take a toll for the fruits of the earth. The phone company shouldn't take a toll for conversations. Totally free of charge, like the fetus's time inside the mother continues to be after its birth.”
Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Children in Reindeer Woods

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