ÞÞ – The Books about Þórbergur Þórðarsson

An exhibition of the research work and first draft of Pétur Gunnarsson´s books about ÞÞ

An exhibition of the writer Pétur Gunnarsson´s research work and first draft of his work about the late Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarson – Þórbergur in the land of poverty and Þórbergur in the land of stupidity.

At the exhibition one can clearly see Gunnarsson´s work procedure while working on the two books of Þórðarson´s biography. He wrote the first draft with pencils in quite many sketchbooks which are exhibited. One can also see Gunnarsson´s notebooks and the pencilstubs which he used while writing the draft.

Gunnarsson used the diaries of Þórðarson himself and also those of Þóra Vigfúsdóttir, the wife of Kristinn E. Andrésson, an editor and a prominent figure on the literary scene in Iceland at the time when Þórðarson was writing his books. He also interviewed Þórðarson´s daughter and other people who knew him.

Pétur Gunnarsson was honored with the award of Hagþenkir – Association of non-fiction writers – for his books about Þórbergur Þórðarson.

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