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“Translators prevent words from becoming prisoners behind distant borders.” - 9/22/17

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An amazing Translators' Seminar provided a wonderful venue for translators of Icelandic literature to strengthen bonds and establish new contacts. The translators met with colleagues from all over the world, Icelandic authors, academics, publishers and others with a genuine interest in Icelandic literature.

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Iceland's President awarded the honorary award, Orðstír, to Victoria Ann Cribb and Eric Boury for translations from Icelandic to foreign languages. - 9/21/17

The honorary award Orðstír was presented at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, on September 7th.

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Five Icelandic Authors Featured at the Göteborg Book Fair, September 28th to October 1st. - 9/14/17

Authors Bergsveinn Birgisson, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Hildur Knútsdóttir, Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir and Steinunn Sigurðardóttir to participate in Book Fair events.

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1 October 2107: Translators in Residence.

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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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