Other Literary Forms
First and foremost a novelist and an essayist, Halldór Laxness published around fifty books, including seventeen novels, four collections of short stories, more than twenty nonfiction works, six plays, and a collection of poetry. He also translated into Icelandic a number of literary works, novels, plays, and memoirs. In addition, he edited four Icelandic sagas in modern spelling. Laxness wrote several essays on the theater and regularly wrote drama reviews for an Icelandic newspaper from 1931 to 1932.