Ólafur Jóhann Olafsson


Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson (1962- ) leidt twee totaal verschillende levens. Hij is vice chairman van Time Warner Digital Media in New York en bestsellerauteur in IJsland. Zijn roman De thuisreis, is de best verkochte roman in de geschiedenis van IJsland. Olafssons werk is in meer dan 14 talen vertaald. (bron The Ledge)

'ólafur Jóhann ólafsson was born on September 26, 1962 in Reykjavík. After graduation from highschool in 1982 he went abroad for further education and graduated as a physicist from Brandeis University in Massachusetts in The United States in 1985. ólafur Jóhann started working for Sony in the States immediately after completing his studies. Ten years later he became the Assistant Director of the company and the President of Sony Interactive Entertainment. ólafur was involved in developing the CD and while he was in charge, the company launched the PlayStation computer. In 1996 he started working for the investment-company Advanta and in 1999 he became Vice Chairman of Time Warner Digital Media.

In his years as a student, ólafur Jóhann wrote articles appearing in science magazines. His first work of fiction was the short story collection Níu Lyklar (Nine Keys) published in 1986. His first novel, Markaðstorg guðanna (Marketplace of the Gods), appeared in 1988 and since then he has published a number of novels as well as plays. Fyrirgefning syndanna (Absolution) was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize in 1991. The play Fjögur hjörtu (Four Hearts) by ólafur Jóhann premiered in Loftkastalinn theatre in Reykjavík in 1997 and an adaptation of his novel Sniglaveislan (Feast of Snails) premiered at the Akureyri Drama Society in 2001. The latter has also been staged in Britain. Paloma Pictures in Hollywood have plans to film the novel Slóð fiðrildanna (The Journey Home, 2000), published in Icelandic in 1999. A number of ólafur Jóhann's novels has been translated into other languages.

ólafur Jóhann ólafsson is married to Anna ólafsdóttir and they have two sons. They live in the United States.' Bron: Icelandic Literature


Overzicht publicaties (met vertalingen):

  • 2012, Restoration (De weg naar San Martino - 2013)
  • 2006, Aldingarðurinn, verhalen
  • 2004, Sakleysingjarnir
  • 2001, Höll minninganna / Walking into the night (De nacht in - 2004)*
  • 1999, Slóð Fiðrildanna / The Journey Home (De thuisreis - 2005)*
  • 1996, Lávarður heims
  • 1994, Sniglaveislan
  • 1991, Fyrirgefning syndanna / Absolution, roman (Vergiffenis - 2007)*
  • 1988, Markaðstorg guðanna
  • 1986, Níu lyklar, verhalen

Het overzicht van de werken is niet per se compleet. Ik streef om praktische redenen geen volledigheid na.


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    De weg naar San Martino
    Ólafur Jóhann Olafsson (Ijsland)
    vertaald uit het IJslands door: Anne Jongeling
    Signatuur, juli 2013
    genre: roman
    ISBN13: 978-90-5672-439-9ISBN: 9789056724399
    oorspr. titel: Restoration, 2012

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    Vergiffenis *
    Ólafur Jóhann Olafsson (Ijsland)
    vertaald uit het IJslands door: Miebeth van Horn
    Nieuw Amsterdam, augustus 2007
    genre: roman
    ISBN13: 978-90-468-0278-6ISBN: 9789046802786
    oorspr. titel: Fyrirgefning syndanna / Absolution, 1991

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    De thuisreis *
    Ólafur Jóhann Olafsson (Ijsland)
    vertaald uit het IJslands door: Marianne Op den Kamp
    Nijgh & van Ditmar, september 2005
    genre: roman
    ISBN13: 978-90-388-5523-3ISBN: 9789038855233
    oorspr. titel: Slóð Fiðrildanna / The Journey Home, 1999

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    De nacht in *
    Ólafur Jóhann Olafsson (Ijsland)
    vertaald uit het IJslands door: Ronald Cohen
    Nijgh & van Ditmar, september 2004
    genre: roman
    ISBN13: 978-90-388-5520-2ISBN: 9789038855202
    oorspr. titel: Höll minninganna / Walking into the night, 2001

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