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Olaf Olafsson
Reykjavik 26 Sept. 1962 • Icelandic novelist, writing in Icelandic and English


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The Chief
David Nasaw, 2000
A comprehensive biography of William Randolph Hearst, the man who built the nation's first great media empire and saw its potential for shaping political discourse, influencing elections, and setting the national agenda.

THE THIRTIES
Billy Bathgate
E.L. Doctorow, 1989
Young Billy Bathgate witnesses atrocities of the crime world in his introduction to a brutal and unsparing life that takes him through the heart of the city and the rural underworld in Depression-era America.

BOOKS BY OLAF OLAFSSON:

Walking Into the Night
2003
–› Excerpt

An Icelandic butler in America wrestles with guilt and secret passions.
WHAT TO READ AFTER WALKING INTO THE NIGHT

COUNTRYMEN
Paradise Reclaimed
Halldór Laxness, 1960
An idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise.

The Journey Home
1999
In the remaining months of her life, a woman heads home to Iceland to confront her past.
READ ON...

Walking Into the Night
Olaf Olafsson, 2003

Absolution
1991
Peter Petersson is wracked with nightmares of the past. Now a dying man leading a degenerate life in New York, estranged from his family, he confesses everything, from his boyhood in Reykjavik to his escape from Nazi-occupied Denmark – and the 'little crime' that destroyed his life.
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The Journey Home
Olaf Olafsson, 1999

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