Letters from Iceland Nobel winner Laxness auctioned
A set of letters written by Iceland Nobel Literature laureate Halldór Laxness to the Danish translator of his books are going under the hammer in a Danish auction house today.
The exciting literary lot includes three handwritten and seventeen typed letters sent to Erik Sønderholm over a twenty-year period from 1962 to 1981, all bearing Laxness’ signature. It is to be sold at auction at Bruun Rasmussen today.
The package also contains letters from Sønderholm, four photographs and some Christmas cards. The lots is expected to fetch something in the region of DKK 8-10,000 (€1,100-1,350; ISK 140-175,000).