We failed to mention that a few days ago the Swedish Academy announced that Einar Már Guðmundsson is the recipient of the Nordiska Pris.
More coverage is available here.
Guðmundsson was born in 1954 and perhaps is best-known for the novel Englar alheimsins (Angels of the Universe, 1993). He received the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 1995.
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