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

Gothenburg Book Fair 2022: Icelandic literature and authors - 9/15/22 News

Einar Kárason and Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir are Iceland's representatives at the Fair September 22-25.

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Authors' Reading Month: Icelandic literature in focus in Slovakia and Czech Republic - 8/10/22 News

Sjón, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Auður Jónsdóttir, Eliza Reid, Jón Gnarr, Sigríður Hagalín and Hallgrímur Helgason were among guests.

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BOOKS FROM ICELAND


Grants

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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15.1.2023 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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15.2.2023 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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15.2.2023 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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15.2.2023 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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15.2.2023 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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