Icelandic Literature Center

The role of the Center is to raise awareness of Icelandic literature, both in Iceland and abroad, and to promote its distribution.

News

Office summer closing - 6/30/22 News

Due to summer vacations, the Icelandic Literature Center's office will be closed from July 4th to August 2nd.

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Inspiring NordLit meeting in Stockholm - 6/30/22 News

Icelandic Literature Center took part in a yearly meeting with the network of Nordic Literary Centers.

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Upcoming Icelandic books in 22 languages - 5/5/22 News

Icelandic Literature Center recently allocated 54 translations grants for translations from Icelandic into 22 languages.

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BOOKS FROM ICELAND


Grants

15.9.2022 Translation Grants from Icelandic

Application deadlines: 15 February & 15 September.  

The fund is open to foreign publishers wishing to publish a work translated from Icelandic. For translations into Nordic languages see here.

The application form is available 4 weeks before the next application date. APPLY

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15.9.2022 Travel Grants

Application deadlines: 15 January, 15 May & 15 September. 

The application form is available 4 weeks before the next application date. APPLY

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15.9.2022 Nordic Translation Grants

Application deadlines: 15 February & 15 September.

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.

The application form is available 4 weeks before the next application date. APPLY

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15.9.2022 Sample Translation Grants

Application deadlines: 15 February & 15 September.

Publishers, agents, translators and authors may apply for sample translations grants of Icelandic literature into foreign languages.

The application form is available 4 weeks before the next application date. APPLY

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15.9.2022 Reader's Report Grants

Application deadlines: 15 February & 15 September.

Publishers and agents from outside Iceland can apply for a reader's report grant to get professional opinion on Icelandic books they are considering publishing.

The application form is available 4 weeks before the next application date. APPLY

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1.10.2022 Residential Grants for Translators

Application deadline: 1 October annually.

Grants for translators of Icelandic literature, who translate directly from Icelandic.

The application form is available 4 weeks before the next application date. APPLY

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