Biography of Arnrun fra Felli (1886-1972)

Icelandic writer, born in 1886 and died in 1972, whose real name was Gudrun Tómasdóttir, although he wrote under the pseudonym of Arnrun fra Felli. He studied the career of midwife - one of the few educational routes open then the women--work that served between 1909 and 1917. During that season he devoted himself to writing poetry and short stories that saw the light in newspapers and magazines of the time. His pen come from first stories reikvikenses, leaving the countryside to be located in Reykjavik, capital of Iceland. They are works of style and language more modern than those that had been until then; the characters, especially the women, nor escape to this new urban style: they are independent and autonomous women struggling for detached from the traditional role of wife and mother who assigned the society, but their jobs are almost always related to the work of the housewife.

In 1917 he travelled to the United States, in principle for a short season, however, lasted until his death, since there he met a fellow with whom he married. During the following two decades he continued to publish in English, in addition to providing their collaboration in various Icelandic journals.