Ásta Sigurðardóttir

Guðrún Steinþórsdóttir (University of Iceland)
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Ásta Sigurðardóttir was born on 1 April 1930 in Snæfellsnes. She was raised there until the age of 14, when she moved to Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. Ásta graduated as a teacher in 1950, although she never worked as one. At a young age, she displayed exceptional artistic abilities in the fields of literature and visual arts, leaving behind a multitude of written texts and artworks. Additionally, she crafted and decorated pottery, and worked as a nude model for art students.

Ásta is primarily known for her short stories, but she also composed poetry and wrote compelling essays. She was a pioneering figure in Icelandic modernism and did not hesitate to challenge various prevailing societal norms. In her literary works, she often focused on marginalized individuals and was

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Citation: Steinþórsdóttir, Guðrún. "Ásta Sigurðardóttir". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 May 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=15145, accessed 21 June 2024.]

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