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

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Kristín Ómarsdóttir & Ragnar Jónasson at The Göteborg Book Fair - 6/21/19 News

The Göteborg Book Fair will be held September 26th to 29th and like previous years, Icelandic authors and Icelandic literature will feature prominently at the fair. 

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Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Culture Presents the Icelandic Literature Center's Grassroots Grants - 6/14/19 News

Grassroots Grants are awarded annually to emerging writers in order to support and encourage them on their path. 

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Translations into Icelandic from Eight Different Languages; English, Ancient Greek, French, Spanish, Czech, Russian, German, and Japanese. - 6/14/19 News

A considerable increase in application and awarded grants compared to the same time last year.

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Grants

15.9.2019 Translation Grants from Icelandic

The fund is open to foreign publishers wishing to publish a work translated from Icelandic.

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15.9.2019 Travel Grants

Icelandic authors, foreign publishers or organisations arranging events can apply for travel grants for Icelandic authors travelling to promote their works abroad.

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15.9.2019 Nordic Translation Grants

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.

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15.9.2019 Sample Translation Grants

Publishers, agents, translators and authors may apply for sample translations grants of Icelandic literature into foreign languages.

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