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

Translators Silvia Cosimini and John Swedenmark Receive the Orðstír Award 2019 - 5/23/19 Orðstír 2019

Orðstír is the honorary award for translators of Icelandic literature into a foreign language, and was presented for the third time at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence.

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Icelandic Served as an International Language at a Successful Translators' Seminar in Veröld – Vigdis' House - 5/23/19 Translators' Seminar 2019

Eighteen translators, veterans and newcomers in the field, from 10 linguistic areas gathered at the seminar. The languages that they translate into are Polish, Czech, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, Russian, Latvian, German, and Italian.

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Grants

15.9.2019 Translation Grants from Icelandic

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

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15.9.2019 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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15.9.2019 Nordic Translation Grants

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.

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15.9.2019 Sample Translation Grants

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

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