Snorri Hjartarson

Snorri Hjartarson
Born(1906-04-22)22 April 1906
Died27 December 1986(1986-12-27) (aged 80)
PartnerNordic Council's Literature Prize (1981)

Snorri Hjartarson (22 April 1906 – 27 December 1986) was an Icelandic poet, and a winner of the Nordic Council's Literature Prize.[1]


Hjartarson was born in Hvanneyri, Borgarfjörður. He lived in Norway for a long time and studied art at the Art Academy of Oslo under the direction of Axel Revold from 1931 to 1932. His first publication was a novel written in Norwegian in 1934, but he is known for his poetry books in Icelandic. He made his national debut in 1944.[2] Hjartarson was a librarian at the Reykjavik City Library (Borgarbókasafn Reykjavíkur) after he moved back to Iceland. From 1942-1966 he served as City Librarian, taking over the post from Sigurgeir Friðriksson.[3] In 1981, he was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize for his poetry collection Hauströkkrið yfir mér.[4]


  • 1934 Høit flyver ravnen
  • 1944 Kvæði
  • 1945 Sol er a morgun. Kvædasafn fra atjandu öld fyrri hluta nitjandu aldar
  • 1952 Á Gnitaheiði
  • 1966 Lauf og stjörnur
  • 1979 Hauströkkrið yfir mér
  • 1992 Kvæðasafn


  1. ^ "Snorri Hjartarson". (in Icelandic). Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Bandle, Oskar, ed. (2002). "The Nordic Languages: An International Handbook of the History of the North Germanic Languages". Walter de Gruyter. p. 479. ISBN 3110197057 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Allen Kent; Harold Lancour; Jay E. Daily (1 April 1974). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 11 - Hornbook to Information Science and Automation Division (ISAD): ALA. CRC Press. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-8247-2011-7.
  4. ^ Neijmann, Daisy L. (2006). "A History of Icelandic Literature". University of Nebraska Press. p. 473. ISBN 978-0-8032-3346-1 – via Google Books.