Halldór Laxness (1902-1998)

Death: 8th February 1988
Location: Mosfellskirkja, Mosfellsdalur, Iceland
Cause of death: Alzheimer's disease
Photo taken by: Granitsilber
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Icelandic author of novels, poetry, plays, travelogues, and short stories. Awarded the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature for his vivid epic power which has renewed the great narrative art of Iceland. During his career he wrote over fifty novels.