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

Cured the homesickness but can't quit - 12/11/18 News

Erik Skyum-Nielsen has translated more than seventy Icelandic literary works of various kinds into Danish and received honorary awards both in Iceland and Denmark.

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Nominations for the 2018 Icelandic Literary Prize - 12/5/18 News

15 titles have been nominated for the 2018 Icelandic Literary Prize in three categories. The prize will be awarded by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, in January 2019.

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BOOKS FROM ICELAND

Books from Iceland 2018

The Icelandic Literature Center selects annually a list of Icelandic books for promotion at book fairs and literature events abroad. 

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Grants

15.1.2019 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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15.2.2019 Translation Grants from Icelandic

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

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15.2.2019 Nordic Translations

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.

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15.2.2019 Sample Translation Grants

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

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Icelandic Writers

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