Laxness, Halldór Kiljan

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Laxness, Halldór Kiljan (1902–98) Icelandic novelist. He received the 1955 Nobel Prize in literature for his novels about the fishing villages and farms of Iceland. His fiction includes Independent People (1934–35), The Atom Station (1948), and Paradise Reclaimed (1960). The trilogy Iceland's Bell (1943–46) was influenced by traditional Icelandic sagas.