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Hákon Gunnarsson

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Born
in Iceland
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Member Since
May 2013


Hákon was born in Iceland in the year 1970. Six years later he wrote his first story. It was about a detective. A year later he took very early retirement from fiction writing to be able to read more.

Some twenty years later he intended to go to London to study photography, but due to his sense of direction, he ended up at the University of Iceland studying comparative literature. While there he started to write about cinema and literature, of which a few things got published.

Having found something he intended to make a career of, he started to write a book about cinema, but again, due to his sense of direction, he ended up writing more and more fiction instead. He doesn't have a great sense of direction, but hopes he is better at writing.

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Hákon Gunnarsson Hi C.W. No, I'm afraid that all my work is currently only available in Icelandic, but I'm planing on publishing some of it in English next year,…moreHi C.W. No, I'm afraid that all my work is currently only available in Icelandic, but I'm planing on publishing some of it in English next year, probably starting with short fiction.(less)
Hákon Gunnarsson Thanks for an interesting question Andrew. I've been thinking about it and am finding it a bit tricky to come up with a single answer because I have…moreThanks for an interesting question Andrew. I've been thinking about it and am finding it a bit tricky to come up with a single answer because I have more than one favorite Icelandic novel, but there is one Icelandic writer that I keep coming back to, and that is Gyrðir Elíasson. He is a great writer who has written poetry, short stories, and novels. His work has a mood that is a mixture of melancholy and humor that I can somehow relate to very well. The underlying theme of a lot of his work has to do with nature, and our relationship with it. I've read most of his work, and regularly re-reading my favorites. So I think I have to say his novels are at the top of my list of favorite Icelandic novels. Best regards, Hákon.(less)
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There are some writers that use their own life very much as material for their writing, not just for autobiographies, but also for fiction. I’m not one of them, usually that is. I have no interest in doing an autobiography, and my fiction is fiction, but things from my life does on occasion show up in my short stories.

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Hákon Gunnarsson K.D. wrote: "Hákon, Thank you for liking my review and thank you for being my friend! Karen Dowdall :)"

You're welcome, Karen, and thank you for being my friend. :-)


message 12: by K.D.

K.D. Dowdall Hákon, Thank you for liking my review and thank you for being my friend! Karen Dowdall :)


message 11: by Hákon

Hákon Gunnarsson Richard wrote: "Gleðileg jól!"

Richard, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.


message 10: by Richard

Richard Gleðileg jól!


Hákon Gunnarsson Thanks Nicola. :-)


message 8: by Nicki

Nicki Markus Hákon wrote: "If you publish the mainstream story I would appreciate if you would let me know."

Will do! Actually, one other story I've written, though not set in Iceland, features the Norse gods and Norse mythology. That's mainstream and is called The Ragnarök Chronicles. :)

I'll let you know if I release the other short story set in Iceland in the New Year. :)

Best Wishes

Nicola


Hákon Gunnarsson Hæ Nicki,
I had a look at Northern Lights, and it looks interesting, but maybe not my genre. :-) If you publish the mainstream story I would appreciate if you would let me know. I might like to read that one.

Best regards,
Hákon.


message 6: by Nicki

Nicki Markus Hákon wrote: Which of your stories is set in Iceland? I might like to read them.

Hæ Hákon.

So far only one of the two is published, and that is a MM (gay romance) short story called Northern Lights.

My other Icelandic story is mainstream fiction, but is not yet released. I may consider publishing it as a free read in 2017. If I do, I'll let you know. :)


Hákon Gunnarsson Nicki wrote: "Hæ Hákon

Takk fyrir „friend request“.
Ég er að læra íslensku. :)
Gangi þer vel með enskum bókum.
I only recently started learning, so I hope that made sense."


Hæ Nicki, takk fyrir að samþykkja vina beiðnina. :-)
Your Icelandic makes sense. Which of your stories is set in Iceland? I might like to read them.


message 4: by Nicki

Nicki Markus Hæ Hákon

Takk fyrir „friend request“.
Ég er að læra íslensku. :)
Gangi þer vel með enskum bókum.
I only recently started learning, so I hope that made sense.
Perhaps if my Icelandic improves enough I'll be able to read one of your books.
I visited Reykjavik for the first time a year ago and loved it there. I've even set a couple of my stories in Iceland. :)

Nicola


Hákon Gunnarsson And warmest greetings from Iceland. Thank you for accepting my friend request. All the best, Hákon.


Majenta WARMest greetings from Erie, Pennsylvania, USA all the way to Iceland! Thank you so much for contacting me. Happy Saturday, I hope you had a good week, are enjoying a great weekend, and will have a great week ahead! I love how you worded your biography! I feel like I too have taken early retirement from writing in order to read more! (And I did start writing--and reading--at a very young age, as well. Isn't it great!) Have a lovely and productive day. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


Hákon Gunnarsson CeDany wrote: "Hello Hákon, thank you for adding me as a friend. The second novel of my series might interest you (or not) as I write a wee bit about the battles in England and the last remaining Vikings."

Hi CeDany, and thanks for accepting my friend request. Yes, stories of vikings can be interesting, so I may just have to read your novel. :-)


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