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.

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NordLit, the Nordic Literary Organisations' annual meeting held online13-14 January - 1/18/21 News

Each January, employees of the Nordic Literary Centers convene in one of the countries capitals in rotation. Now it was Denmark's turn, but due to the pandemic the meeting was online.

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The French video with Icelandic Authors - now available with English subtitles! - 1/18/21 News

Icelandic Authors discuss Icelandic literature – en français - now with English subtitles! Icelandic literature has enjoyed great success in recent years in French-speaking regions and many books have been published each year in French translation.

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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

15.2.2021 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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15.2.2021 Nordic Translation Grants

Application deadlines: 15 February & 15 September.

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.

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15.2.2021 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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15.2.2021 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.

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