The writer and politician Guðmundur Andri Thorsson is his son.
In 1968 his novel Schnell Schnell told the bird was published . The linguistic and formal finesse of his style is particularly characteristic. This also applies to his crime novel "Das Graumoos Glow" (1986). In 1988 he received the Nordic Council's Literature Prize . His novel Morgenlied in Halmen (1998) is about medieval Iceland in the period from the Free State to the Norwegian annexation ; afterwards the novel Sveigur was published in 2002 .
In 1992 he was the first Icelandic author to receive the Nordic Prize from the Swedish Academy .
In German translation
- Iceland. Edited by Klaus D. Francke. Ed. Stemmle, Zurich 1994. ISBN 3-905514-16-8
- The gray moss glows ( Grámosinn glóir, 1986 ). Translated from Icelandic by Gert Kreutzer, Marita Bergsson and Günther Wigand. Kleinheinrich, Münster 1990. ISBN 3-926608-41-2
- Graumoos ( Grámosinn glóir, 1986 ). Translated from Icelandic by Gert Kreutzer, Marita Bergsson and Günther Wigand. Ullstein, Berlin 1998. ISBN 3-548-24230-8
- Morning prayer. Novel. Translation: Gert Kreutzer. Osburg Verlag Berlin 2011. ISBN 978-3-940731-65-4
- Literature by and about Thor Vilhjálmsson in the catalog of the German National Library
- Bókmenntavefurinn - Thor Vilhjálmsson (Icelandic / English)
- Guðmundur Andri Thorsson on the Althing website (Icelandic)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Vilhjálmsson, Thor|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Icelandic writer, author|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 12, 1925|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Edinburgh|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 2, 2011|