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

The 2020 Icelandic Literary Prize presented - 1/27/21 News

The prize was awarded in three categories and the winners are Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir, Arndís Þórarinsdóttir, Hulda Sigrún Bjarnadóttir & Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson.

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Icelandic Authors discuss Icelandic literature – en français - now with English subtitles! - 1/18/21 News

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Hallgrímur Helgason, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir and Sverrir Norland appear in the video.

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A new collection of recently published translations from Icelandic into several languages - 1/6/21 News

Every week, The Icelandic Literature Center receives copies of Icelandic works of literature in foreign translations, courtesy of the translation grants allocated by the Center. Here you can see a diverse collection of book covers of some of the recently published translations. They are all available at the National Library of Iceland!

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Grants

17.5.2021 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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15.9.2021 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.

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15.9.2021 Nordic Translation Grants

Application deadlines: 15 February & 15 September.

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.

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15.9.2021 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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