Ã“lafur JÃ³hann SigurÃ°sson was an Icelandic novelist, short story writer and poet.
His published works include five volumes of short stories, six novels, two short novels, four childrenâ€™s books and four collections of poetry. His writings have been translated into eighteen languages.
In 1976 Ã“lafur JÃ³hann was awarded the The Nordic Council's Literature Prize for his poetry collections AÃ° laufferjum and AÃ° brunnum. Two books of his work are available in English; the novella Pastor Bodvar's Letter from Penumbra Press, and the short story collection The Stars of Constantinople from Louisiana State University Press.
Ã“lafur JÃ³hann SigurÃ°sson was the father of Ã“lafur JÃ³hann Ã“lafsson, also a novelist and a short story writer.