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Björn Þorláksson


Björn Þorláksson was born in Húsavík, north Iceland, on April 28, 1965. He grew up with his parents and three older sisters on the farm Vogar in the Mývatn district. After finishing his grade schol at Laugar in Reykjadalur, Björn studied at the Akureyri College, graduating in 1985. After that he studied Icelandic and literature at The University of Iceland and did hotel management studies in Switzerland.

Björn did a number of agricultural, trade and service jobs in his younger years, after which he made piano playing his profession for a while. He started working as a journalist in the early nineties and has worked for all the major Icelandic newspapers, as well as the National Broadcasting Service and Stöð 2 TV.

Björn published his first work in 2001, the short story collection Við (Us), followed by some novels.