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New Director Hired for Harpa Concert Hall

By Iceland Review

Halldór Guðmundsson, who served as managing director for the project “Fabulous Iceland”, promoting the country as guest of honor at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair, has been hired as the new director for Harpa, the concert and conference center in Reykjavík.

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Harpa. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Born in Reykjavík in 1956, Halldór holds a BA in literature with Icelandic language studies as a minor and a Mag Art degree in literature from the University of Copenhagen, visir.is reports.

Halldór has a long career in book publishing, has taught at the University of Iceland and Bifröst University and was awarded the Icelandic Literature Prize for his biography of Halldór Laxness in 2004.

He was on the board of the Reykjavík Arts Festival from 2000-2006, serving as board chair for four years, and has been on the board of the Reykjavík Literature Festival since 1987.

Halldór has also been vice-chair of the National Theater Council since 2007, was appointed to the board of national broadcaster RÚV this year and has edited Skírnir, the journal of the Icelandic Literature Association since 2006.

Click here to read more about the Frankfurt Book Fair for which Halldór Guðmundsson served as managing director for the project “Fabulous Iceland”.

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