Until the day he died, Mahfouz was the oldest living Nobel laureate in Literature and the third oldest of all time, trailing only Bertrand Russell and Halldor Laxness
His plays for adults include a well-known version of Bruce Chatwin's On the Black Hill and an adaptation of Independent People by Halldor Laxness
Hoffmann in Text + Kritik, uber Halldor Laxness
und Arnold Zweig in den Weimarer Beitragen, wieder andere erschienen als Features im Rundfunk (Voltaire, Brecht, Einstein), als Beitrage zu Buchpublikationen (Gerhart Hauptmann, Lion Feuchtwanger, Robert Musil, Walther von der Vogelweide), in Zeitungen und noch anderen Druckwerken.
Independent People and the Atom Station, books by Halldor Laxness
REYKJAVIK: Iceland's sole Nobel laureate, author and playwright Halldor Laxness
, has died at the age of 95.
36) Here Halldor Laxness
strikes a sensitive nerve in the Icelandic psyche, his sarcasm illustrating the extremes which many children had to face at a very young age.
In the Icelandic literary scene they may reach back many ages to the Icelandic Sagas or to the works of Nobel prize author Halldor Laxness
from last century.