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Pic is based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness, father of the movie's writer-director, Gudny Halldorsdottir.
REYKJAVIK: Iceland's sole Nobel laureate, author and playwright Halldor Laxness, has died at the age of 95.
The central place in his personal canon belongs to Independent People by Halldor Laxness, Iceland's sole Nobel Laureate and, in Leithauser's view, the Garcia Marquez of the North Atlantic.
36) Here Halldor Laxness strikes a sensitive nerve in the Icelandic psyche, his sarcasm illustrating the extremes which many children had to face at a very young age.
Halldor Laxness has fashioned a hilarious, humane tapestry in Iceland's Bell.
Halldor Laxness, the Icelandic writer, made this point in his books, and was ostracised for disloyalty to his |fathers' until international fame as a Nobel prize-winner in 1955 changed all that.
We have one Nobel Prize winner, Halldor Laxness, who was a very good storyteller.