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

The Icelandic Literature Center has awarded Grassroots Grants to four emerging writers - 6/21/21 News

Grassroots Grants are awarded annually to emerging writers in order to support and encourage them on their path.

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Books from Iceland 2021 - The video! - 5/5/21 News

Here you can watch the animated version of our selected titles in Books from Iceland 2021.

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36 grants awarded for translations into Icelandic from English, French, Latin, Spanish, Catalonian and German - 5/5/21 News

Works by authors Olga Tokarczuk, Alejandro Palomas, Carson Ellis, Friedrich Hölderlin, Kim Thuy, Hal Sirowitz, Barbara Demick and many more receive translation grants.

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Grants

15.9.2021 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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15.9.2021 Travel Grants

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

Due to COVID: Travel grants are temporarily also for online events. Only organisers of events abroad can apply for grants for the participation of Icelandic authors in online events. This arrangement will be regularly reviewed to keep up with developments. 

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

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15.9.2021 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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15.9.2021 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.

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