Leipzig Book Fair 15-18 March - 3/14/18

The Icelandic authors Bergsveinn Birgisson, Sjón, and Mikael Torfason take part in the program with readings and discussions about their newly published German translations at the Nordic Forum 4, C400. All are welcome!


Bologna Children's Book Fair - 3/6/18

The Icelandic Literature Center will be at the joint Nordic stand Hall 21, B58 promoting children and YA selected Icelandic titles, and giving information about Icelandic publishers, authors etc. All are welcome!


Nominations for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2018 - 2/23/18

Icelandic authors Sigurður Pálsson and Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2018, for the poetry collection Ljóð muna rödd and the novel Ör.


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15 May 2018: Travel Grants for Authors

15 September 2018: Translation Grants, Nordic Translations & Sample Translation Grants


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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