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Arngunnur Árnadóttir

Arngunnur Árnadóttir (b. 1987 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic poet and musician. She studied clarinet at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and graduated in 2012. Since then she is the lead clarinet player for the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. In May 2015, Arngunnar was awarded the Icelandic Literary Fund’s grant for young writers for her debut novel. Her first book of poetry, Unglingur (Teenagers) was published by Partus Press in the series Meðgönguljóð in 2013. 

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