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Andrés Indriðason


Andrés Indriðason was born in Reykjavík on the 7th of August 1941. He has worked as a journalist, teacher, television producer, film maker and writer. He has also translated a large number of books and television programs. Andrés studied English at the University of Iceland from 1963-1964 and film-making and TV-production in Århus, Denmark, and in Copenhagen from 1965 to 1966. He worked as a TV-producer for the Icelandic Broadcasting Company from 1965-1985. Since then he has worked as a writer, a freelance producer and at film-making as a director and script-writer.

Andrés has written numerous novels and plays for radio, television, and the stage. His first book, Lyklabarn (Keychain-Child), received first price in Mál og menning Children's Literature Award in 1979 and was consequently published by the same publishing house. His second book, Polli er ekkert blávatn, received The Reykjavík Education Council Award as the best children's book in 1981. Andrés Indriðason's books have been published in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark. His radio plays have been broadcast in all the Nordic countries, and his television films for children have been shown all around the world. Some of his films have also been used as teaching material in Iceland and abroad.

Andrés Indriðason died on July 10th, 2020.