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Hjálmar Sveinsson

Reykjavík (Iceland)

Hjálmar Sveinsson

Philosopher. Member of the Prize’s Board of Experts.

With a degree in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Iceland, he then obtained a master’s degree in Philosophy, German Studies and Literature at the Free University of Berlin, where he lived from 1986 to 1997. He worked for a long period in the mass media and, for twelve years, was a programme creator for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.

Since 2012 he has been working in the Reykjavík City Council and has also published several books, notable amongst which is Borgin – heimkynni okkar (Forlagið, 2017). In 2000, together with Geir Svansson and Irmu Elingsdóttir, he founded the academic book series ATVIK and, in 2007, he founded the publishing house OMDÚRMAN.


Last update: July 2019

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