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Nominations for the 2016 Icelandic Literary Prize

On December 1st, the nominations of 15 titles for the Icelandic Literary Prize were announced at the Kjarvalsstaðir - Reykjavík Art Museum. There were nominations in three categories – fiction, nonfiction and literature for children and young adults, with 5 nominations in each category.

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Nordic Matters at the Southbank Centre in 2017. A year-long exploration of Nordic arts and culture in 2017

Nordic Matters will feature a big variety of performances, concerts, literature, architecture, visual arts, designs and crafts, fashion and food, as well as numerous seminars and talks with key cultural and artistic figures from the Nordic countries.  

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The Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize 2016 awarded to Icelandic author Arnar Már Arngrímsson for “Sölvasaga unglings”

The Icelandic writer and teacher Arnar Már Arngrímsson awarded for his debut novel at the ceremony in Copenhagen on November 1st. The winning work is about a modern teenager and the challenges he faces.

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Grants

Next application deadlines

Travel Grants: 15 January 2017

Translations from Icelandic: 15 February 2017

Nordic Translations: 15 February 2017

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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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SPECIAL PROJECTS

Promotional push for Icelandic literature in the Nordic countries

The Icelandic Literature Center has undertaken a three-year promotional push, aiming to increase the number of Nordic translations of Icelandic literature.

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