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.


Great interest in Icelandic literature in France - 11/11/19 News

Over the past three years Icelandic books are translated into French more than any other language, or over fifty titles. Authors from Iceland are frequent guests at literary events all over France – and there was a translators' seminar in Paris.


Icelandic Writers Travel the World, Presenting their Work and Meeting their Readers - 11/11/19 News

The authors promote literature all over the world, appearing every year in different literary events across continents, often with the support and backing of the Icelandic Literature Center.


Forty Icelandic Titles in English Translation published in UK and USA - 10/31/19 News

Icelandic literature is fast gaining a world-wide following as can be seen by the fact that translations into foreign languages has tripled over the past decade. 





15.1.2020 Travel Grants

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


15.2.2020 Translation Grants from Icelandic

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


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Icelandic Writers

Icelandic writers talk about literature, writing, culture and nature.