A Writer’s Home: Gljúfrasteinn-Laxness Museum (S01/E03)
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I visit Gljúfrasteinn, the museum–and former home–of Halldór Laxness, writer and Nobel laureate. He published his first novel at 17 and would go on to publish more than 60 books in his lifetime, mostly novels, but also volumes of poetry and short stories. The museum’s director, Guðný Dóra Gestsdóttir, gives me a tour of the home, built in the 1940’s, and talks about how they are trying to focus on stories and atmosphere above just showing objects. Music in this episode is by the Icelandic si