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.


International literary festivals and events coming up in the real world and online, with participation of Icelandic authors - 9/10/20 News

Due to the present situation, around the world many book fairs, literary events, readings and book launches have been postponed or cancelled. But a number of events will be taking place in the real world in the near future, while others are moving online.


New approaches in grant allocations in the current situation. Applications deadline 15 September! - 9/10/20 News

Special initiative in translation grants from Icelandic into other languages, and travel grants now also available for participation in online events and festivals.


50 Icelandic books recently published in German - 9/7/20 News

Icelandic authors are invariably frequent visitors to literary events all over Germany. In the past three years more than fifty books have been translated from Icelandic into German and published, or are due for publication, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.





1.10.2020 Residential Grants for Translators

Grants for translators of Icelandic literature, who translate directly from Icelandic.


15.1.2021 Travel Grants

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


15.2.2021 Translation Grants from Icelandic

The fund is open to foreign publishers wishing to publish a work translated from Icelandic. For translations into Nordic languages see here.


15.2.2021 Nordic Translation Grants

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.


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Icelandic Writers

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