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.


Nominations for the 2019 Icelandic Literary Prize - 12/2/19 News

15 titles have been nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize in three categories. The prize will be awarded by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, in the beginning of 2020.


Reading Has Increased and Icelanders Now Read 2.3 Books per Month on Average - 11/26/19 News

The findings of a new survey on reading in Iceland show that women and families with children read the most and that audio-books are growing in popularity. Young people read a lot in other languages than Icelandic and most people find inspiration for new reading material through friends and relatives.


Nominations for The Women's Literature Prize (Fjöruverðlaunin) - 12/4/19 News

Nine books by Icelandic female writers are nominated for The Women's Literature Prize 2020 in three categories; Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children & YA. 





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.