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List of the most popular authors from Iceland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Icelander authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Icelander writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Kolbeinn Tumason and Þórarinn loftunga are only the beginning of the authors on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Iceland?" and "Who are the best Icelander authors?"

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Gunnar Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Gunnar Gunnarsson Frères jurés, The sworn brothers, Salige er de enfoldige

People In Ancient Iceland Allegedly Made Pants Out of Corpse Skin For Good Luck The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Bobby Fischer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Bobby Fischer Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, My 60 Memorable Games, The games of Robert J. Fischer

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Halldór Laxness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Halldór Laxness The Fish Can Sing, Independent People, The Atom Station

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Snorri Sturluson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Snorri Sturluson Heimskringla, Gylfaginning, The Saga of Olaf

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Sjón is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Sjón The Blue Fox

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Arnaldur Indriðason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Arnaldur Indriðason Voices: A Thriller, Jar City, Silence of the Grave

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Dieter Roth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Dieter Roth Poetrie 5 bis 1, Neo Nix und Ned Mix, The road to Germany's national elections

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Ólafur Elíasson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland

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Einar Már Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Einar Már Guðmundsson Angels of the universe

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Thor Vilhjálmsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Thor Vilhjálmsson Justice Undone, Fljótt^! fljótt sagði fuglinn, Mánasigð

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Jørgen Jørgensen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Jørgen Jørgensen The convict king

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Gyrðir Elíasson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Gyrðir Elíasson Gula húsið, Milli trjánna, Bréfbátarigningin

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Last Rituals

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Snorri Hjartarson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Snorri Hjartarson Leafs and Stars, Hauströkkrið yfir mér

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Val Bjornson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Val Bjornson The history of Minnesota

The Best Olympic Athletes from Iceland The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

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Ólafur Jóhann Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Ólafur Jóhann Sigurðsson Að laufferjum og Að brunnum

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Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson Walking Into the Night, Absolution, The Journey Home

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Guðbergur Bergsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Guðbergur Bergsson Hermann og Dídí, Sagan af Ara Fróðasyni og Hugborgu konu hans, Faðir og móðir og dulmagn

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Jón Kalman Stefánsson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Jón Kalman Stefánsson Sumarið bakvið Brekkuna, Ýmislegt um risafurur og tímann, Sumarljós^! og svo kemur nóttin

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Andri Snær Magnason is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Andri Snær Magnason Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation

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Thorvaldur Gylfason is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Thorvaldur Gylfason The Macroeconomics of European Agriculture, Understanding Economic Growth, Principles of Economic Growth

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Vigdís Grímsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Vigdís Grímsdóttir Stúlkan í skóginum, Grandavegur 7, Z

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Bragi Ólafsson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Bragi Ólafsson Sendiherrann, The pets

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Einar Kárason is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Einar Kárason Heimskra manna rád, Ofsi, Stormur

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Guðmundur Kamban is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Guðmundur Kamban Hadda Padda, We murderers

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Ingibjörg Haraldsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Ingibjörg Haraldsdóttir Nú eru aðrir tímar, Hvar sem ég verð

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Álfrún Gunnlaugsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Álfrún Gunnlaugsdóttir Hringsól, Hvatt að rúnum, Yfir Ebrófljótið

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Þórarinn Eldjárn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Þórarinn Eldjárn The Blue Tower

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Hallgrímur Helgason is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Hallgrímur Helgason Konan við 1000ş - Herbjörg María Björnsson segir frá, Rokland, 101 Reykjavík

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Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Hannes Hólmsteinn Gissurarson Hayek's conservative liberalism

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Jónas Hallgrímsson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Jónas Hallgrímsson

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Jón Arason is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland

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Guðbrandur Vigfússon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Guðbrandur Vigfússon Sigfred-Arminivs, Flateyjarbók

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Bjarni Jónsson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Bjarni Jónsson Topics in universal algebra

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Matthías Jochumsson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Matthías Jochumsson

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Þorsteinn Erlingsson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Þorsteinn Erlingsson Ruins of the saga time in Iceland

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Grímur Thomsen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Grímur Thomsen

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Stephan G. Stephansson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Stephan G. Stephansson Selected prose & poetry

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Þorsteinn Gylfason is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland

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Sigurður Nordal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Sigurður Nordal Hrafnkels saga Freysgođa, Icelandic culture

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Ari Thorgilsson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Ari Thorgilsson Íslendingabók

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Egill Skallagrímsson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Egill Skallagrímsson Egil's Saga

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Hannes Hafstein is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland

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Þórbergur Þórðarson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Þórbergur Þórðarson

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Steingrímur Thorsteinsson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Steingrímur Thorsteinsson

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Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson A history of the old Icelandic commonwealth, Lumpfish caviar

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Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland

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Haraldur Sigurdsson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Haraldur Sigurdsson The petrology and chemistry of the Setberg volcanic region and of the intermediate and acid rocks of Iceland

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Páll Skúlason is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Páll Skúlason Saga & philosophy & other essays

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Sturla Þórðarson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Iceland
Sturla Þórðarson The saga of Hacon