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Sindri Freysson


Sindri Freysson was born on the 23rd of July in 1970. He studied philosophy and comparative literature as the University of Iceland. He has worked as a journalist, mostly at Morgunblaðið newspaper.

Sindri’s first book of poetry, Fljótið sofandi konur (Float Sleeping Women), appeared in 1992. Since then he has published works of all kind: a short story collection, novels, other books of poetry and a children’s book. He has also written plays for the University Theatre. Sindri has published articles and fiction in various periodicals, newspapers and magazines. His novel, Augun í bænum (Eyes in the Town), received the Halldór Laxness Literature Prize in 1998. His second book of poetry, Harði kjarninn (The Hard Core) was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize in 2000. In 2009, Sindri sent forward two works, the poetry book Ljóðveldið Ísland, dedicated to the history of Iceland from it’s independence in 1944 until after the economic collapse in 2008, and the novel Dóttir mæðra minna (The Daughter of My Mothers), which takes place during World War II. His book of poetry Í klóm dalalæðunnar (Prisoner of the Ground-Mist) won Reykjavík City’s Poetry Prize, the Tómas Guðmundsson Prize, in 2011. Sindri’s latest work to date is the poetry book Góðir farþegar (Good Passengers) from 2015.

Sindri Freysson lives in Reykjavík.

Publisher: Veröld / Svarta forlag.