Born in 1948 in Kopavogur, Iceland, Hrafn Andrés Harðarson has been working as library assistant and after studies in London as librarian at the City Library of Reykjavik since 1968. In 1976 he moved to Kopavogur as City Librarian. He worked as lecturer in Library Science at the University of Iceland from 1973 until 1987. He organised poetry readings and has published four books of poetry for the Writers' Group of Kopavogur.
Hrafn Andrés Harðarson has translated poems (from the English, Danish and Swedish languages) mainly of Latvian poets.