Hagalín, Guðmundur G.

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Hagalín, Guðmundur G. Gender: M
Guðmundur Gíslason Hagalín
born on 10 October 1898 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Bíldudalur, Iceland, 65n4059, 23w3750
Timezone LMT m23w3750 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°14' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 17°30 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°46'


Icelandic writer who came from the sea-girt Western Fiords of Iceland, where he was a fisherman before attending secondary school. Later, he lectured on Iceland in Norway for a few years (1924–1927), and became a superintendent of public libraries. His home was fairly near Reykjavík. His best work concerned portrayals of the simple sturdy seamen and countryfolk of his native region, which are often refreshingly arch in manner. He tended to do this better in short form than long. Hagalín also did well as a narrator able to capture the living speech and characteristic mode of expression of his characters. Strandbúar is one of his collections of short stories. He also had success in recording and editing biographies of very diverse people, based on first-hand accounts of their own lives. In 1960 he was still alive and working on his autobiography. He died in Akranesi on 26 February 1985 at age 86.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Heyrt, séð og lifað, Volume 1, by Guðmundur Gíslason Hagalín (Bókfellsutgáfen, 1951), page 7:

"Ég fæddist í Lokinhömrum , klukkan 11 fyrir hádegi , mánudaginn 10. október árið 1898. Foreldrar mínir , Gísli Kristjánsson og Guðný Guðmundsdóttir , voru þar þá í húsmennsku . "

(Translation: I was born in Lokinhömri, at 11 a.m. on Monday, 10 October 1898. My parents, Gísli Kristjánsson and Guðný Guðmundsdóttir, were housekeepers there.)

Bíldudalur is the closest settlement we have in the Atlas.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Lived in Norway)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Superintendent of public libraries)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction