Viđar Hreinsson
© Ingólfur Júlíusson

Born in Akureyri, Iceland, in 1956.
Mag. Art. in literary studies, University of Copenhagen 1989
BA in Icelandic and literary studies, University of Iceland 1980.
Executive director of the Reykjavík Academy , September 1, 2005 - March 31, 2010.
Independent scholar and part-time university teacher in Iceland and Denmark 1994-2005. September 1992 - August 1994: Assistant Professor in Icelandic, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Independent scholar, April 2010 - present.
Publications: A large number of articles on Icelandic literature and culture in past and present.

Gæfuleit. Ævisaga Þorsteins M. Jónssonar. 2005 (The Quest for Luck. The Biography of Þorsteinnn M. Jónsson) Akureyri: Hólar.

Andvökuskáld – ævisaga Stephans G. Stephanssonar Síðara bindi 2003. (The Poet of Wakeful Nights The biography of Stephan G. Stephansson, vol.2) Reykjavík: Bjartur.

Landneminn mikli – ævisaga Stephans G. Stephanssonar Fyrra bindi 2002 (The Great Settler. The biography of Stephan G. Stephansson, vol. 1). Reykjavík: Bjartur.

The Complete Sagas of Icelanders I-V 1997. (General editor, other members of the editorial committee: Robert Cook, Terry Gunnell, Keneva Kunz and Bernard Scudder) Reykjavík: Bókaútgáfan Leifur Eiríksson.
A number of grants and awards, among them the annual prize of the Icelandic Academic Authors' Association for the best scholarly work 2003 (A two volume biography of Stephan G. Stephansson).

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