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

Books from Iceland 2021. Selected titles of fiction, non-fiction, children & YA, crime fiction and more. - 4/14/21 News

In our new edition of Books from Iceland you'll find selected titles in different genres, a list of titles sold abroad, an overview of Icelandic literary awards and nominations in 2020 & information about our grants.

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Record number of applications and grants for translations of Icelandic literature into other languages - 3/15/21 News

Icelandic literature remains as popular as ever internationally, despite the pandemic. A Nordic translation initiative, and new approaches to promotion of books and authors abroad, have yielded good results.

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Nominations for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2021 - 3/4/21 News

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir and Andri Snær Magnason are nominated, on behalf of Iceland, for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2021.

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Grants

17.5.2021 Travel Grants

Application deadlines: 15 January, 15 May & 15 September. 

Due to COVID: Travel grants are temporarily also for online events. Only organisers of events abroad can apply for grants for the participation of Icelandic authors in online events. This arrangement will be regularly reviewed to keep up with developments. 

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15.9.2021 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.

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15.9.2021 Nordic Translation Grants

Application deadlines: 15 February & 15 September.

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.

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15.9.2021 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.

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