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Two Authors Receive Icelandic Literary Awards

Sigurdur Pálsson, the author of Minnisbók, received the 2007 Icelandic Literary Award in the fiction category last week, while Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson was given the award for educational literature for his book Ljódhús, about the poet Sigfús Dadason.

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson handed out the awards at his residence Bessastadir. Both authors received ISK 750,000 (USD 11,200, EUR 7,700), special certificates and trophies designed by Jón Snorri Sigurdsson from Jens gold smithery, mbl.is reports.

Last year, Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson was awarded with the Icelandic Literary Award for his short story collection Aldingardurinn (Valentines) and Andri Snaer Magnason for his book Draumalandid (Dreamland), a harsh criticism of heavy industry in Iceland.

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