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

Upcoming Icelandic books in 22 languages - 5/5/22 News

Icelandic Literature Center recently allocated 54 translations grants for translations from Icelandic into 22 languages.

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See you at The London Book Fair April 5-7! - 3/31/22 News

We look forward to returning to The London Book Fair and introduce new selected titles from Iceland! 

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Books from Iceland 2022: Selected titles of fiction, non-fiction, children & YA, crime fiction and more - 3/29/22 News

The Icelandic Literature Center announces the new annual booklet, Books from Iceland 2022 , which includes selected Icelandic titles from last year.

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Grants

15.9.2022 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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15.9.2022 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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15.9.2022 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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15.9.2022 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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15.9.2022 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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1.10.2022 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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