Snorri Sturluson

Iceland's most versatile literary genius, Snorri Sturluson was born in western Iceland, the son of a great chieftain. Early in his career, he won a reputation at home and in Norway for his poetic talents. Later he traveled to Norway and wrote about the lives of the kings: "Heimskringla Saga,"Egil's Saga", and "Saint Olf's Saga", a work unsurpassed in Icelandic prose.