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.


“Great literature always finds a path“ - 2/23/18

“Our most important aim is to strengthen the literary culture in Iceland, promote Icelandic literature abroad and contribute to the increased distribution of Icelandic works of literature.” Says Hrefna Haraldsdóttir, Managing Director. 


The Icelandic Literary Prize 2017 presented by President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson - 2/1/18

Krístín Eiríksdóttir, Unnur Jökulsdóttir, Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Rakel Helmsdal and Kalle Güettler received the prizes in three categories; fiction, non-fiction and children and young adult's fiction


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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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