From 1975 to 1978 he studied literature at the University of Iceland . Since 1978 he has lived as a freelance writer in Reykjavík. He is very active in the Icelandic Writers' Union, from 1988 to 1992 he was its chairman. Since 1985 he has been one of the directors of the Reykjavík Literature Festival . On January 27, 2009 he was awarded the Icelandic Literature Prize for his latest novel, Part 2 of the planned Sturlungar trilogy with the Icelandic title Ofsi (2008) .
The author began his writing career by publishing poems in literary magazines (1978-80). Later he also wrote novels. His barrack trilogy , which is set in a proletarian milieu in Reykjavík, became best known . The first volume Die Teufelsinsel / Þar sem djöflaeyjan rís (1983) was also a great success in Germany. The next volume Die Goldinsel / Gulleyjan received the literary award of the Icelandic newspaper DV in 1986 and was nominated for the literary award of the Nordic Council the next year . Three years later, the third volume of the trilogy The Promised Land / Fyrirheitna landið was on the shortlist for the Icelandic Literature Prize. The trilogy was also staged and the first volume was filmed as Devil's Iceland by Icelandic director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson . Einar Kárason wrote the script for the film adaptation.
Einar Kárason has published a number of other novels, including The Icelandic Mafia / Kvikasilfur in 1994 . He also started writing children's books in 1993.
- The devil island. ( Þar sem djöflaeyjan rís , 1983) Goldmann, Vol. 72142, Die Andere Bibliothek , Vol. 102, Frankfurt / Main 1993, ISBN 3-8218-4102-8 , btb, Munich 1997, ISBN 3-442-72142-3
- The gold island. ( Gulleyjan , 1985) Goldmann, Vol. 72143 btb, Munich 1997, ISBN 3-442-72143-1
- The promised land. ( Fyrirheitna landið , 1989) Goldmann, Bd. 72228 btb, Munich 1999, ISBN 3-442-72228-4
- Foolish men advice. ( Heimskra manna ráð , 1992) Goldmann, Bd. 72515 btb, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-442-72515-1
- The Icelandic Mafia. ( Kvikasilfur , 1994) Paul Zsolnay, Vienna 2001, ISBN 3-552-05165-1
- Enemy territory. ( Óvinafagnaður , 2001) Goldmann, btb, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-442-75116-0
- Storm-tested. ( Stormur , 2003) btb, Munich 2007, ISBN 978-3-442-73859-5
- Reconciliation and resentment. ( Ofsi , 2008) btb Verlag, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-442-75252-2
- Endurfundir (2009)
- Die Sturlungen (contains: Skálmöld from 2014, Óvinafagnaður , Ofsi and Skáld from 2012) btb Verlag, Munich 2017, ISBN 978-3-442-75670-4
- A cunning antihero from Iceland review, Deutschlandradio Kultur, September 7, 2007
- From now on, the weapons review, Deutschlandradio Kultur from August 16, 2011 is silent
- http://www.ruv.is/heim/vefir/ras2/morgunutvarp/meira-eldri/store156/item253624/ ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Literature by and about Einar Kárason in the catalog of the German National Library
- Biography on the website of Legendary Iceland
- Biography on literature.is
- For the award of the Icelandic Literature Prize 2009, isl.
- More about the award of the Icelandic Literature Prize, isl.
- Video: Einar Kárason on his new collection of short stories Endurfundir , isl.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Kárason, Einar|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Icelandic author|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 24, 1955|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Reykjavík|