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

New & accessible website where you can look for translators - 9/10/19 News

Translators from Icelandic into several foreign languages can be found on the website, together with information about their education, career and selected translations.

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At the Göteborg Book Fair Icelandic authors discuss tradition, modernity, imagination, lyricism, crime fiction, and superheroes … - 8/26/19 News

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Ragnar Jónsson, and Sigrún Eldjárn are Iceland's representatives at the Fair in September.

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New grants: Reader's Report Grants - 8/15/19 News

Publishers and agents outside of Iceland can apply. Next application deadline is 16 September.

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Grants

16.9.2019 Translation Grants from Icelandic

The fund is open to foreign publishers wishing to publish a work translated from Icelandic.

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16.9.2019 Travel Grants

Icelandic authors, foreign publishers or organisations arranging events can apply for travel grants for Icelandic authors travelling to promote their works abroad.

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16.9.2019 Nordic Translation Grants

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.

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16.9.2019 Sample Translation Grants

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

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16.9.2019 Reader's Report Grants

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.

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