Thor Vilhjálmsson

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Thor Vilhjalmsson
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Thor Vilhjálmsson, photographed in 2008 by Örlygur Hnefill.
Born12 August 1925 (1925-08-12)
Died2 March 2011 (2011-03-03) (aged 85)
OccupationIcelandic writer and Judge

Thor Vilhjálmsson (Icelandic pronunciation:  [ˈtʰouːr ˈvɪlçaulmˌsɔn] ; 12 August 1925 2 March 2011) was an Icelandic writer. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Over the course of his life Vilhjálmsson wrote novels, plays and poetry and also did translations. In 1988 he won the Nordic Council Literature Prize for his novel Justice Undone (Icelandic: Grámosinn glóir). In 1992, he won the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize, known as the 'little Nobel'.

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<i>Justice Undone</i> book by Thor Vilhjálmsson

Justice Undone is a novel by Icelandic author Thor Vilhjálmsson. It was published in 1986.

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