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 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. - 4/11/19 News

Fourteen works have been nominated for the 2019 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. Eight Nordic languages are represented among this year’s nominations, which were presented at the international book fair in Bologna on 2 April.


Iceland's Honorary Participation Garnered Attention at a Recent Book Fair in Gdansk. Icelandic Writers Received a Warm Welcome - 4/11/19 News

Participating in this event will no doubt further strengthen bonds between Iceland and Poland, kindle mutual interest in the literature of these nations, and increase the number of translations between the two languages, and in fact plans are already underway in that regard.





15.5.2019 Travel Grants

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


15.9.2019 Translation Grants from Icelandic

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


15.9.2019 Nordic Translation Grants

Translations from Icelandic into other Nordic languages only.


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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