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

Millions of Readers - 2/6/23 News

 

The interest and demand for Icelandic books is there, the ground is fertile. With a concerted effort and strong support, we can further expand the reach of Icelandic literature around the globe.

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The Icelandic Literary Prize and The Blood Drop, The Icelandic Crime Fiction Awards 2022 announced - 1/27/23 News

The Icelandic Literary Prize are given in three categories; for fiction, non-fiction and children's- and young-adult books. This is the first time The Blood Drop is awarded simultaneously with the Icelandic Literary Prize.  

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Nominations for The Icelandic Literary Prize 2022 and The Blood Drop, Icelandic Crime Fiction Awards 2022 - 12/2/22 News

The winners of the Icelandic Literary Prize 2022 will be announced in the end of January. This is the first time that The Blood Drop, Icelandic Crime Fiction Awards will be announced at the same time as The Icelandic Literary Prize. 

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BOOKS FROM ICELAND


Grants

15.2.2023 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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15.2.2023 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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15.2.2023 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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15.2.2023 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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15.5.2023 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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1.10.2023 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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