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Icelandic Authors Travel the World to Promote Their Books - 11/9/17

In November only, almost twenty authors take part in Book Fairs and other events in France, Siberia, Slovenia, Brazil, Malaysia and Germany to name a few.

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Five Nordic Council Prizes awarded in Helsinki - 11/2/17

The Nordic Council Literature Prize 2017 goes to the Danish author Kirsten Thorup for her novel Erindring om kærligheden. The Nordic Council's Children and Young People's Literature Prize 2017 goes to the late Swedish author Ulf Stark and the Finnish illustrator Linda Bondestam for their book Djur som ingen sett utom vi ("Animals Nobody Has Seen Except Us".

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"The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat & Other Stories from the North". A new anthology on modern Nordic literature - 10/20/17

"The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat & Other Stories from the North" is an anthology of short stories by authors from the Nordic countries. The editors are Icelandic novelist Sjón and senior programmer at the South Bank Centre in London, Ted Hodgkinson. The anthology is published by Pushkin Press.

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Next application deadlines

15 January 2018: Travel Grants

15 February 2018: Translations from Icelandic, Nordic Translations & Sample Translations

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Promotion and translations

Promotion and translations

The role of the Icelandic Literature Center is to support the publication of Icelandic works of literature and the publication of literary works translated into Icelandic. Its role is also to raise awareness of Icelandic literature, both within Iceland and abroad, and promote its distribution - as well as nurture literary culture in Iceland.

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BOOKS FROM ICELAND

Books from Iceland

The Icelandic Literature Center selects annually a list of Icelandic books for promotion at book fairs and literature events abroad. 

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