Icelandic Authors

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Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson

Danish Danska English Enska Faroese Fræðibækur Færeyska German Non–fiction Norska Norwegian Þýska

Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson (b. 1948) is an art historian, curator, poet and translator, educated at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and the University of Lund, Sweden. He is the author and co-author of some 35 books on Icelandic art and culture. Two of his books have been nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize in non-fiction category. He has curated well over 100 exhibitions of art in Iceland, Sweden and Canada and also lectured on Icelandic art in divers countries.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Ingolfsson was also active as a cultural editor of Icelandic newspapers and magazines. For his writings on Icelandic design he was awarded the prestigious Swedish Söderberg Prize in 1999, along with four other Scandinavian critics.

Works in translation

  • Patrick Huse: Nordiske landslap (co-authored by Jan Ake Petterson and Öysten Loge, 1994, English and Norwegian, translators Inger Fluge Mæland and Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, Cappelen, Oslo
  • Leifur Breiðfjörð, 1995, English and German, translators D. Schwarz and author, Mál og menning, Reykjavik and Scanbacher International, Germany
  • Mikines, ævi og list, 2006, Nesútgáfan, Reykjavík, main text in English by author, Faroese translation by Bárður Jákupsson, Danish translation by Knud Michelsen