WRITER

Halldór Laxness

1902 - 1998

Halldór Laxness

Halldór Kiljan Laxness (Icelandic: [ˈhaltour ˈcʰɪljan ˈlaxsnɛs] (listen); born Halldór Guðjónsson; 23 April 1902 – 8 February 1998) was an Icelandic writer and winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote novels, poetry, newspaper articles, essays, plays, travelogues and short stories. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Halldór Laxness has received more than 268,107 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 219th most popular writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Halldór Laxness ranks 217 out of 4,883Before him are Ahmad ibn Hanbal, C. S. Lewis, Pearl S. Buck, Sallust, Anacreon, and Frédéric Mistral. After him are Nikos Kazantzakis, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Torquato Tasso, Lu Xun, Wisława Szymborska, and François de La Rochefoucauld.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1902, Halldór Laxness ranks 10Before him are John Steinbeck, Leni Riefenstahl, Paul Dirac, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, and Georgy Malenkov. After him are Nâzım Hikmet, Talcott Parsons, Fernand Braudel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Kroc, and Eugene Wigner. Among people deceased in 1998, Halldór Laxness ranks 4Before him are Pol Pot, Akira Kurosawa, and Frank Sinatra. After him are Jean Marais, Carlos Castaneda, Ernst Jünger, Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Niklas Luhmann, Octavio Paz, and Vladimir Prelog.

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In Iceland

Among people born in Iceland, Halldór Laxness ranks 3 out of 122Before him are Leif Erikson (970) and Snorri Sturluson (1179). After him are Vigdís Finnbogadóttir (1930), Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (1943), Egill Skallagrímsson (904), Björk (1965), Bjarni Herjólfsson (966), Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (1942), Jón Sigurðsson (1811), Ásgeir Ásgeirsson (1894), and Ari Thorgilsson (1067).

Among WRITERS In Iceland

Among writers born in Iceland, Halldór Laxness ranks 2Before him are Snorri Sturluson (1179). After him are Egill Skallagrímsson (904), Gunnar Gunnarsson (1889), Jón Arason (1484), Sæmundr fróði (1056), Arnaldur Indriðason (1961), Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614), Magnús Scheving (1964), Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807), Matthías Jochumsson (1835), and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (1963).