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Halldór Kiljan Laxness
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1955
Born: 23 April 1902, Reykjavik, Iceland
Died: 8 February 1998, Reykjavik, Iceland
Residence at the time of the award: Iceland
Prize motivation: "for his vivid epic power which has renewed the great narrative art of Iceland."
Prize share: 1/1