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

Nominations for the Icelandic Literary Prize 2021 - 1/18/22 News

The winners of the Icelandic Literary Prize 2021 will be announced by the end of January. The categories are three; Fiction, non-fiction and children's/young-adult books.

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Grants for translations into Icelandic announced; Contemporary fiction, classical works and children's books received grants - 1/7/22 News

Works by renowned authors such as  Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Colson Whitehead, Virginia Woolf, Rachel Cusk, Primo Levi, Sally Rooney og Mariana Enriquez will be published in Iceland in the coming year.

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Season's Greetings! - 12/21/21 News

Warm holiday wishes from Icelandic Literature Center and a happy new year, filled with books! 

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BOOKS FROM ICELAND


Grants

15.2.2022 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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15.2.2022 Nordic Translation Grants

Application deadlines: 15 February & 15 September.

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.

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15.2.2022 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.

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15.2.2022 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.

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15.5.2022 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. 

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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.

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