Icelandic Authors

A list of Icelandic authors and their books in translations.

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Authors

Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir - English Enska Fiction Franska French German Ljóð Poetry Polish Pólska Skáldverk Swedish Sænska Þýska

Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir (b.1958) has received several awards and recognition for her work. Her first poetry collection, Dans í lokuðu herbergi (Dance in a Closed Room) was published in 1989, and she has since released further poetry collections as well as novels for children and adults, short stories, and plays, and produced dance works and performances.

Elísabet is a two-time recipient of the Women's Literature Prize, for The Locksmith's Good Advice and for Love, a nervous wreck. No dancing at Coalfishrock, which became a nominee for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2016 and was nominated for the DV Cultural Prize 2015. Jökulsdóttir was also a candidate in the 2016 presidential election. She received The Icelandic Literary Prize 2020, in the category of fiction, for her autobiographical novel Aprílsólarkuldi (Sunny April Cold) and a nomination for the Women's Literature Prize.


Works in translation

NOVELS


  • Aprílsólarkuldi – Frásögn um ást og geðveiki og huggun (Sunny April Cold – A Story of Love, Madness, and Solace), Forlagid, 2020

Sweden (Bokförlaget Thorén & Lindskog AB), transl. John Swedenmark, to be published in 2022


POETRY


  • Ástin ein taugahrúga: Enginn dans við Ufsaklett (Love, a nervous wreck. No dancing at Coalfishrock), Viti menn, 2014

Poland (Miroslaw Godek), transl. Jacek Godek, 2019


  • Solstice

France (Editions Érès, Po&Psy), Transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson, 2015


  • Wortlaut Island, Isländische Gegenwartsliteratur 

Germany (Edition die horen) 2000. Edited by Franz Gíslason, Sigurður A. Magnusson, Wolfgang Schiffer. Das Mädchen mit dem Seehund; Das Mädchen, das Bäume umarmte; Das kleine Mädchen, das von Fischerzen lebte; Das Klaumädchen; Das Opamädchen; Das Augenmädchen; Das Zigarettenmädchen. Transl. Gudrun M.H. Kloes. 


  • Brushstrokes of blue – The young poets of Iceland. An Anthology

UK (The Greyhound Press) 1994. Selected by Pall Valsson: The Housebreaker; The Seven Boys; The Child Who Received Compensation; The Little Girl Who Lived on Fishes' Hearts; The Divorce Children (from Galdrabók Ellu Stínu (Ella Stína's Book of Spells, 1993). Transl. David McDuff.


  • Isländsiche Lyrik

Germany (Insel Verlag) 2011: Eine Frau, die auf die Werbung hörte (Kona sem fór eftir auglýsingum) (from Lúðrasveit Ellu Stínu, 1996). Transl. Jón Bjarni Atlason and Alexander Sitzmann.


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Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir - Albanian Albanska Arabic Arabíska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Fiction Franska French German Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Skáldverk Slovak Slóvakíska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Award-winning writer Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir is praised for her fresh perspective and her dark, incisive humor. Author of seven novels, she is published in 33 countries across the world.

Her bestsellers are Afleggjarinn (Rosa candida / The Greenhouse), translated into 24 languages; Ör (Hotel Silence) for which she won the Icelandic Literary Prize, the Nordic Council Literature Prize and was shortlisted for the Italian Strega Award; and Ungfrú Ísland (Miss Iceland), for which she won the Icelandic Booksellers' Prize and the French Prix Médicis. Her new novel, Dýralíf, is expected for November 2020.


Works in translation

  • Ungfrú Ísland (Miss Iceland) Benedikt 2018

Denmark (Batzer & Co) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Eric Boury

Germany (Suhrkamp Verlag / Insel)

Isreal (Lesa Press) transl. Shai Sendik

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Norway (Pax Forlag) transl. Tone Myklebost

Romania (Cartea Romaneasca)

Russia (Polyandria No Age)

Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Fabio Teixidó

Sweden (Weyler Forlag) transl. Arvid Nordh

United Kingdom (Pushkin Press) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

United States (Grove/Atlantic) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

 

  • Ör (Hotel Silence) Benedikt 2016

Albania (Ombra GVG) transl. Eris Rusi

China (Beijing Xiron Books)

Croatia (Sandorf)

Czech Republic (Albatros Media) transl. Martina Kasparová

Denmark (Batzer & Co) transl. Erik-Skyum Nielsen

Estonia (Eesti Raamat) transl. Kadri Sikk

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson

Hungary (Polar Publishing) transl. Rácz Katalin

Israel (Sendik Books) transl. Shai Sendik

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Korea, South (Hangilsa)

Lebanon (Dar al Adab)

Lithuania (Lithuanian Writers Union Publishers') transl. Rasa Ruseckiene
Macedonia (Antolog)

Norway (Pax Forlag) transl. Tone Myklebost

Poland (Wydawnictwo Poznańskie sp. z o.o.) transl. Jacek Godek

Portugal (Quetzal / Betrand editora) transl. José Vieira Lima

Romania (Cartea Romaneasca)

Russia (Polyandria No Age) transl. Tatyana Shenyavskaya

Turkey (Paloma Medya)

Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Fabio Teixidó

Sweden (Weyler Forlag) transl. Arvid Nordh

United Kingdom (Pushkin Press) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

United States (Grove/Atlantic) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

 

  • Undantekningin (The Exception), Bjartur 2012

China (Beijing Red Dot Wisdom Cultural Development)
Denmark (Batzer & Co) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen
France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson
Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti
Romania (Cartea Romaneasca) transl. Sorina Danaila
Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Elías Portela
Sweden (Weyler Forlag) transl. Arvid Nordh

 

  • Afleggjarinn (The Greenhouse) Bjartur 2007

Czech Republic (Albatros Media) transl. Helena Kadeckokvá

Brazil (Editora Objetiva) transl. André Telles

Bulgaria (Colibri) transl. Stefan Paúnov

China (Zhejiang Literature & Art Publishing House) 
Croatia (Ljevak) transl. Dora Maček

Denmark (Lindhart og Ringhof) transl. 

Erik Skyum-Nielsen
English Worldrights (Amazon Crossing) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson

Germany (Suhrkamp/Insel) transl. Angelika Gundlach

Hungary (Libri Könyvkiado Kft) 

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Japan (Hayakawa Publishing) 

Latvia (Janis Roze) transl. Dens Dimiņš

Macedonia (Antolog Books) transl. Meri Kicovska

Norway (Pax Forlag) transl. Silje Beite Løken

Portugal (Marcador Editora) transl. João Tordo

Romania (Editura Trei/Pandora) transl.

Francezǎ de Doru Mareš
Slovakia (Slovart) transl. Zuzana Stankovitsová

Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Enrique Bernardez

Sweden (Weyler Forlag) transl. Ylva Hellerud

Taiwan (Aquarius) 

 

  • Rigning í nóvember (Butterflies in November), Bjartur 2004

Czech Republic (Albatros Media) transl. Martina Kašparová

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson

Germany (Suhrkamp Verlag / Insel) transl. Sabine Leskopf

Israel (XARGOL BOOKS) transl. Gaby Silon

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Korea, South (Jae Seung Book)

Netherlands (De Bezige Bij) transl. Kim Middel

Norway (Pax Forlag) transl. Tone Myklebost

Portugal (Marcador) transl. Luzia Almeida

Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Elías Portela

Turkey (Pinhan Yayincilik) transl. Gökhan Sarı

United Kingdom (Pushkin Press) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

United States (Grove/Atlantic) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

 

  • Upphækkuð jörð (The Rhubarb Girl), Mál og menning 1998

 

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Latvia (Janis Roze) transl. Dens Dimiņš


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Andri Snær Magnason - Arabic Arabíska Barna– og ungmennabækur Bulgarian Búlgarska Children – YA Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Fræðibækur Færeyska German Greek Greenlandic Gríska Grænlenska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Non–fiction Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Slovak Slóvakíska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Taílenska Tékkneska Thai Turkish Tyrkneska Ukrainian Ungverska Úkraínska Þýska

Andri Snær Magnason is one of Iceland's most celebrated writers. He has won the Icelandic Literary Prize for fiction, children's fiction and non-fiction. In addition, Magnason has written poetry, plays, short stories and essays. In 2009 Magnason co-directed the documentary Dreamland, which was based on his book Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation. Magnason ran for president of Iceland in 2016 and came third out of nine candidates. Magnason lives in Reykjavik with his wife and four children.

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Works in translation

  • Um tímann og vatnið (On Time and Water) 2019 

Bulgaria (Janet45), Canada (in English, Biblioasis) Lytton Smith, Canada (in French, Éditions XYZ) Catherine Mercy and Véronique Mercy, Croatia (Planetopija D.O.O.) Casper Sare, Czech Republic (Argo) Marta Bartoskova , Denmark (Klim) Nanna Kalkar, Egypt (Al Arabi), Estonia (Postimees Kirjastus), Finland (Aula) Tapio Koivukari, France (Editions Leduc.s/Alisio) Catherine Mercy and Véronique Mercy, Germany (Suhrkamp) Tina Flecken, Hungary (Gondolat) Bence Patat, Italy (Iperborea) Silvia Cosimini, Korea (Bookhouse), Macedonia (ArtConnect Publishing), Norway (Aschehoug) Tone Myklebost, Poland (Karakter Publishing House) Jacek Godek, Russia (Eksmo), Slovakia (Vydavateľstvo Absynt), Spain (Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial/Salamandra) Rafael Garcia, Sweden (Norstedts) John Swedenmark, The Netherlands (De Geus) Kim Middel, Turkey (Domingo), UK (Profile/Serpent‘s Tail) Lytton Smith, Ukraine (Machaon), US (Open letter) Lytton Smith

 

  • Tímakistan (Time Casket) 2013 

Denmark (Tiderne Skifter) Kim Lembek; Hungary (Gondolat Kiado) Bence Patat; Turkey (Domingo Yayınevi); Brazil (Morro Branco) Suzannah Almeida; Japan (NHK); Mainland China (Jieli); Taiwan (Eastern); Italy (Giunti) Silvia Cosimini; Greece (Patakis) Tziritas Manos; Finland (Aula & Co); Korea (Arumbooks); Romania (Paralela 45); World English (Restless Books) Björg Árnadóttir & Andrew Cauthery; Macedonia (Antolog); Czech Republic (Argo); Egypt (Mahrousa)

 

  • LoveStar 2002

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe) Tina Flecken; World English (Seven Stories Press) Victoria Cribb; Hungary (Gondolat Kiadó) Péter Papolczy; France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg (Zulma) Eric Boury; Québec (Alto) Eric Boury; Japan (Tokyo Sogensha); Egypt (Al Arabi); Turkey (Final Yayıncılık) Kayaoglu, Ersel; Brazil (Morro Branco); Portugal (Bertrand); Korea (Booklog); Macedonia (Ikona); Norway (Bokvennen); Albanian Minority of Macedonia (Skhupi); Serbia (Presing)

 

  • Sagan af bláa hnettinum (The Story of the Blue Planet) 1999

France (Gallimard Jeunesse) Francois Emion; Denmark (Gads Forlag); Sweden (Kabusa); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); Greenland (Atuakkiorfik); Estonia (Eesti Raamat); Spain (Omega); Italy (RCS Libri/Fabbri Editori); Yugoslavia (Izdavacka Kuca Draganic); Thailand (Image Publishing); Greece (Patakis); Korea (Tin Drum Publishing); Japan (Gakken); China (Beijing Yuanliu Classic Culture, Ltd.); Romania and Hungary (Koinónia); Lithuania (Zara); Germany (Leipziger Kinderbuchverlag); Finland (Pieni Karhu); Russia (OM Books); Turkey (Pegasus Yayinlari); Norway (Commentum/audiobook: Karviland); US/UK/Australia/ Canada (Seven Stories Press); Brazil/Portugal (Hedra); Taiwan (Commonwealth Publishing ); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishing); Poland (EneDueRabe); Romania (Paralela 45); Bulgaria (Ergon); Macedonia (Antolog); Latvia (Liels un mazs), Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Israel (Aryeh Nir)


 

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir - Albanian Albanska Amharic Amharíska Armenian Armenska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Crime Fiction Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska German Glæpasögur Greek Gríska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Portuguese Portúgalska Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Taílenska Tékkneska Thai Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (b. 1963) is an award-winning Icelandic crime fiction author. Sigurðardóttir made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with Last Rituals, the first installment in the Þóra Guðmundsdóttir series. She has since gone on to write a number of acclaimed stand-alone thriller novels, and is to date translated into more than 30 languages. With The Legacy, the first novel in the award-winning series about child psychologist Freyja and police detective Huldar, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir has consolidated her position as one of the finest crime writers of our time, and a master storyteller at the top of her game.

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Works in translation

  • Þögn (The Fallout) Veröld 2019

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Brúðan (The Doll) Veröld 2018

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia, (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (BtB); Hungary (Animus);Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Gatið (Gallows Rock) Veröld 2017

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Aflausn (The Absolution) Veröld 2016

Bulgaria (Emas); Croatia (Znanje); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Mondadori); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Russia (Eksmo); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Sogið (The Reckoning) Veröld 2015

Bulgaria (Emas); Croatia (Znanje); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Mondadori); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Russia (Eksmo); Serbia (Dokaz); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • DNA (The Legacy) Veröld 2014

Bulgaria (Emas); Croatia (Znanje); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Mondadori); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Russia (Eksmo); Serbia (Dokaz); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Lygi (Why Did You Lie) Veröld 2013

Germany (Fischer); Norway (Kagge); Spain (Mondadori); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Kuldi (The Undesired) Veröld 2012

Albania (Shkupi); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Fischer): Korea (Taurus); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Romania (Trei); Spain (Mondadori); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Brakið (The Silence of the Sea) Veröld 2011

Czech Republic (Metafora); Germany (Fischer); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Korea (Taurus); Netherlands (House of Books); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Ég man þig (I Remember You) Veröld 2010

Albania (Shkupi); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Fischer); Greece (Metaixmio); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Korea (Munhakdongne); Netherlands, (House of Books); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Spain (Mondadori); Taiwan (Fantasy Foundation); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Horfðu á mig (Someone to Watch over Me) Veröld 2009

Czech Republic (Metafora); Germany (Fischer); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Netherlands (House of Books); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Auðnin (The Day is Dark) Veröld 2008

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Germany (Fischer); Greece (Diigisi); Netherlands (House of Books); Poland (Muza);  Sweden (Modernista); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Aska (Ashes to Dust) Veröld 2007

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Fischer); Greece (Diigisi); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Netherlands (House of Books); Norway (Damm); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (Damm); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Sér grefur gröf (My Soul to Take) Veröld 2006

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Finland (Otava); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Btb); Greece (Diigisi); Italy (Sperling & Kupfer); Korea (Taurus); Macedonia (Antolog);

Netherlands (House of Books); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Gótkia); Sweden (Damm); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (William Morrow)

 

  • Þriðja táknið (Last Rituals) Veröld 2005

Armenia (Guitank); Bulgaria (Prozoretz); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Ethiopia (FabulArt); Finland (Otava); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Btb); Greece (Diigisi); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Sperling & Kupfer); Japan (Shueisha); Korea (Taurus); Lithuania (Metodika); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (De Fontein); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Gótika); Romania (Humanitas); Russia (AST); Sweden (Damm); Thailand (Matichon); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (William Morrow)


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Lilja Sigurðardóttir - Arabic Arabíska Armenian Armenska Crime Fiction Czech Danish Danska English Enska Franska French German Glæpasögur Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Pólska Romanian Rúmenska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Þýska

Lilja Sigurðardóttir is an award-winning playwright, and an author of six crime novels. She has won the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award for her last two novels, Cage and Betrayal, and both titles represented Iceland at the Nordic Crime Fiction Awards. Sigurðardóttir has also been longlisted for a CWA International Dagger Award, Prix du Meilleur Polar at Points and Edinburgh International Book Festival's First Book Award. The film rights to her Reykjavik Noir trilogy (Snare, Trap and Cage) have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California.

 

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Works in translation

  • Blóðrauður sjór (Red as Blood) 2020

World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates

 

  • Helköld sól (Cold as Hell) 2019 

World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates

 

  • Svik (Betrayal) 2018 

World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates; France (Éditions Métailié) transl. Jean-Christophe Salaün; Poland (Wydawnictwo Kobiece) transl. Jacek Godek

 

  • Búrið (Cage) 2017 

Denmark (ArtPeople) transl. Nanna Kalkar; France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié) transl. Jean Christophe Salaün; Poland (Wydawnictwo Kobiece) transl. Jasek Godek; World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates; Sweden (Bigarråbok); Germany (DuMont)

 

  • Netið (Trap) 2016 

Denmark (ArtPeople) transl. Nanna Kalkar; France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Éditions Métailié) transl. Jean Cristophe Salaün; Poland (Wydawnictwo Kobiece) transl. Jacek Godek; World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates; Sweden (Bigarråbok); Germany (DuMont)

 

  • Gildran (Snare) 2015 France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié) transl. Jean Christophe Salaün; Norway (Font); Czech Republic (Leda); World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates; Denmark (ArtPeople) transl. Nanna Kalkar; Egypt (Al Arabi); Macedonia (Bata Press); Poland (Wydawnictwo Kobiece) transl. Jacek Godek; Sweden (Bigarråbok); Germany (DuMont); Romania (Crime Scene Press); Armenia (Guitank) Film rights sold to 66 Degrees North/Palomar Pictures

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Steinar Bragi - Czech Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French German Greek Gríska Hollenska Italian Ítalska Norska Norwegian Polish Pólska Russian Rússneska Skáldverk Slovak Slóvakíska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Þýska

Steinar Bragi (b. 1975), of Reykjavík, Iceland, is the author of several books of poetry and prose. Debuting as a 23-year-old with the critically acclaimed poetry collection Black Hole (1998), he later turned to prose with the novel Women, a claustrophobic abstraction of the price of being a woman under the male-driven capitalist society and misogynistic power structures that threaten to break the nation's economy. Women was later nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. In the modern Icelandic saga The Ice Lands, Bragi's international breakthrough, Iceland's economic demise is revisited, with four victims of the financial crisis hurdling towards an unthinkable end during a nightmarish trip across the nations volcanic hinterlands. A nascent master of contemporary horror, Bragi illuminates the darkest corners of our collective psyche with Lovecraftian detail while in the vein of Stephen King.

 

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Works in translation

  • Hálendið (The Ice Lands), Forlagid, 2011

Czech Republic, Zlin, 2016

Denmark, Gyldendal, 2015

Finland, Like, 2016

France, Métailié, 2013

Germany, DVA, 2016

Greece, Klidarithmos, 2017

Italy, Marsilio, 2017

Netherlands, Luitingh-Sijthoff, 2015

Norway, Gyldendal, 2016

Spain, Destino, 2016

Sweden, Natur & Kultur, 2014

UK & Commonwealth, Pan Macmillan, 2016

 

  • Kata (Kata), Forlagid, 2014

Czech Republic, Zlin, 2019

Denmark, Gyldendal, 2018

Finland, Like, 2019

Netherlands, Xander, 2018

Norway, Gyldendal

Poland, Literackie, 2019

Russia, Eksmo

Slovakia, Albatros, 2019

Sweden, Natur & Kultur, 2017


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Sjón - Albanian Albanska Arabic Arabíska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska Galician Galisíska German Greek Gríska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Kínverska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Slovak Slovene Slóvakíska Slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ukrainian Ungverska Úkraínska Þýska

Sjón is an Icelandic writer whose novels The Blue Fox, The Whispering Muse and From the Mouth of the Whale have been translated into more than thirty languages. He has won several awards including the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for The Blue Fox and has been shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Sjón has also published poetry collections, written four opera librettos and lyrics for various artists.

 

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Works in translation

  • Korngult hár, grá augu (Corn-Gold Hair, Grey Eyes) 2019

Denmark (Grif ); Sweden (Rámus)

 

  • Codex 1962 (Codex 1962) 2016 

Denmark (C&K Forlag); Finland (Like) Maarit Kalliokoski, Tuomas Kauko, Ja Kirsi Luoma; Germany (S. Fischer); UK (Sceptre); USA (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); Hungary (Gondolat Kiado); Czech Republic (Dybbuk); Sweden (Rámus)

 

 

  • Mánasteinn—Drengurinn sem aldrei var til (Moonstone—The Boy Who Never Was) 2013

The Netherlands (De Geus); Sweden (Alfabeta); Germany/Austria/Switzerland (S.Fischer); USA/ Philippines/Canada (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); Spain/ South America (Nórdica); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Payot & Rivages); Czech Republic (Dybbuk); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Sceptre) Victoria Cribb; Norway (Orkana); Slovakia (Slovart); Slovenia (Cankarjeva Zalozba); Finland (Like); Denmark (C&K forlag); Serbia (Geopoetika); Spain (Nórdica Libros); Galicia (Rinoceronte Editora); Turkey (Monkl); Italy (Federico Tuzzi Editore); Ukraine (VYDAVNYTSTVO)

 

 

  • Rökkurbýsnir (From the Mouth of the Whale) 2008 

Brazil (Planeta); UK/Australia/New Zealand/ South Africa (Telegram/Saqi Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (S. Fischer); Spain/South America (Nórdica Libros), Sweden (Alfabeta); Denmark (C&K Forlag); The Netherlands (De Geus); Lithuania (Apostrofa); USA/ Philippines/Canada (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); Turkey (Monkl); Hungary (Magvetö); Finland (Like); Romania (Polirom); Albania (Aleph Klub); Macedonia (Antolog)

 

  • Argóarflísin (The Whispering Muse) 2005

Basque country (Pasazaite Liburuak); Czech Republic (Dybbuk); Denmark (Athene/audio Den Grimme Ælling); Faroe Islands (Nylendi); Finland (Like); Norway (Tiden); Spain (Nórdica Libros); Turkey (Monkl); UK (Canongate); USA (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

 

  • Skugga-Baldur (The Blue Fox) 2003

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa/ (Telegram/Saqi Books); Germany/Switzerland/ Austria (S. Fischer); Spain (Nórdica Libros); Sweden (Alfabeta); Denmark (C&K Forlag) Kim Lembek; The Netherlands (De Geus); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); Galicia (Rinoceronte Editora); Poland (slowo/obraz terytoria); Lithuania (Apostrofa); The Czech Republic (Argo); France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Payot & Rivage); Italy (Mondadori); Faroe Islands (Nylendi); Finland (Like); Norway (Tiden); Serbia and Montenegro (Balcancult Foundation); Turkey (Monkl); Hungary (Magvetö); Russia (Corpus); Bulgaria (Locus Publishing); Finnish puppet theatre rights (Piellos); Lebanon and Arab speaking world (Dar-al-Saqi); USA/Philippines/Canada (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); China (Yilin Press); Macedonia (Antolog); Greece (Nefeli); Romania (Editura Polirom); Slovenia (Cankarjeva Zalozba); Croatia (VBZ); Brazil (Hedra); Estonia (Pegasus); Latvia (Mansards); Albania (Aleph Klub); Ukraina (Liliia Serhiivna)

 


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Arnaldur Indriðason - Arabic Arabíska Armenian Armenska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Crime Fiction Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska Georgian Georgíska German Glæpasögur Greek Gríska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Slovene Slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Arnaldur Indriðason has the rare distinction of having won the Nordic Crime Novel Prize two years running. He is also the winner of the highly respected and world-famous CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel of the year in the English language, Silence of the Grave. Indridason's novels have sold over 14 million copies worldwide, in 40 languages, and have won numerous well-respected prizes and received rave reviews all over the world.

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Works in translation

  • Tregasteinn (The Quiet Mother) 2019

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Éditions Métailié); The Netherlands (Uitgeverij Volt)

 

  • Stúlkan hjá brúnni (The Girl By the Bridge) 2018

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Éditions Métailié); Italy (Ugo Guanda); The Netherlands (Uitgeverij Volt)

 

  • Myrkrið veit (The Darkness Knows) 2017 

Finland (Blue Moon); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Norway (CappelenDamm); Sweden (Norstedts); The Netherlands (Uitgeverij Q); UK/ Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (PRH/ Harvill Secker); USA (St. Martin‘s Press)

 

  • Petsamo 2016 

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Sweden (Norstedts); The Netherlands (Querido); Italy (Guanda); Finland (Blue Moon); Norway (CappelenDamm); Czech Republic (MOBA)

 

  • Þýska húsið (The Shadow Killer) 2015

 Czech Republic (MOBA); UK/Australia/New Zealand/ South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin‘s Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié); The Netherlands (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Finland (Blue Moon)

 

  • Kamp Knox (Oblivion) 2014 

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin‘s Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié); The Netherlands (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Norway (CappelenDamm); Finland (Blue Moon); Czech Republic (MOBA); Romania (Editura Trei); Lebanon (Thaqafa)

 

  • Skuggasund (The Shadow District) 2013

Netherlands (Querido); Spain/Andorra/Southand Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Norway (CappelenDamm); Italy (Ugo Guanda) Alessandro Storti; Finland (Blue Moon); UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin‘s Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Sweden (Norstedts); Czech Republic (MOBA)

 

  • Reykjavíkurnætur (Reykjavik Nights) 2012

The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin‘s Press/Thomas Dunne Books); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié); Sweden (Norstedts); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Finland (Blue Moon); Norway (CappelenDamm); Italy (Ugo Guanda) Alessandro Storti ; Czech Republic (MOBA); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Korea (Open Books); Hungary (Central Kiadói Csoport); Lebanon (Arabic Scientific Publishing)

 

  • Einvígið (The Great Match) 2011 

The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Sweden (Norstedts); Italy (Ugo Guanda) Silvia Cosimini; Finland (Blue Moon); Norway (CappelenDamm); Czech Republic (MOBA); Spain/Andorra/ South- and Central America (RBA Libros); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers)

 

  • Furðustrandir (Strange Shores) 2010

The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Norway (CappelenDamm); Sweden (Norstedts); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Finland (Blue Moon); Czech Republic (MOBA); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Hungary (Animus); Denmark (Rosinante); Spain/Andorra / South- and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Abu Dhabi (Thaqafa)

 

  • Svörtuloft (Black Skies) 2009

The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Finland (Blue Moon); Sweden (Norstedts); Norway (CappelenDamm); UK/Australia/ New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/ Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Czech Republic (MOBA); Denmark (Rosinante); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Spain/Andorra/Southand Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Poland (Foksal); Abu Dhabi (Thaqafa)

 

  • Myrká (Outrage) 2008 

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Norway (CappelenDamm); UK/Australia/New Zealand/ South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Finland (Blue Moon); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Czech Republic (MOBA); Denmark (Rosinante); Spain/ Andorra South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishing); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Hungary (Animus); Poland (Foksal); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha)

 

  • Harðskafi (Hypothermia) 2007 

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Rosinante); Norway (CappelenDamm); The Czech Republic (MOBA); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Korea (Munhakdogne); Russia (Corpus); Spain/Andorra South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Hungary (Animus); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishing); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Poland (Foksal); Romania (Editura Trei) Monica Vlad 2019; Turkey (Dogan); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha)

 

 

  • Konungsbók (The King's Book) 2006

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); The Czech Republic (MOBA); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié)

 

 

  • Vetrarborgin (Arctic Chill) 2005 

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Sweden (Norstedts/ Prisma); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Finland (Blue Moon); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/Switzerland /Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Norway (CappelenDamm); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Russia (Corpus); Hungary (Animus); Poland (WAB); Brazil (Companyia das letras); Abu Dhabi (Thaqfa); Turkey (Dogan); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Turkey (Dogan); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha)

 

  • Kleifarvatn (The Draining Lake) 2004

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Rosinante); Norway (CappelenDamm); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Portugal (Porto Editores); Hungary (Animus); Turkey (Dogan); Russia (Corpus); Poland (WAB); Greece (Metachmio); Abu Dhabi (Thaqfa); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Korea (Open Books); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha)

 

 

  • Bettý (Betty) 2003

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Spain/Andorra//Central and South America/USA
(RBA Libros)

 

 

  • Röddin (Voices) 2002 

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Rosinante); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Norway (CappelenDamm); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/ USA (RBA Libros); Russia (Corpus); Catalonia (La Magrana); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Portugal (Porto Editores); Turkey (Dogan); Romania (Trei); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha Co) Yumiko Yanagisawa þýtt úr sænsku; Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers); Poland (WAB); Korea (Younglim Cardinal); Greece (Metachmio); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Bulgaria (Colibri); Serbia (Booka)

 

 

  • Grafarþögn (Silence of the Grave) 2001

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Forum / Rosinante); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Norway (CappelenDamm); Czech Republic (MOBA); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Ugo Guanda); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Turkey (Sinemis Yayanlari); Korea (Elixir); Taiwan (Crown); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Poland (WAB); Russia (Corpus); Catalonia (La Magrana); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Portugal (Porto Editores); Basque Country (Alberdania); Romania (Trei); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha Co); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers); Vietnam (AlphaBooks); Greece (Metachmio); Serbia (Booka); Bulgaria (Colibri); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Macedonia (TRI Publishing Centre); Macedonia/Albanian (Shkupi); Latvia (Apgads Mansards)

 

  • Mýrin (Jar City) 2000

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA /Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/ Belgium/Luxembourg (Signature / Querido); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Brazil (Editora Record); Portugal (Livraria Civilizaçao Editora); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Forum / Rosinante); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Norway (CappelenDamm); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Bulgaria (Infodar); Czech Republic (MOBA); Hungary (Animus); Poland (Foksal); Rumenia (Trei); Slovenia (Didakta); Israel (Keter); Greece/Cyprus (Metaixmio); Turkey (Sinemis Yayınları); Estonia (Nynorden); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha Co); Taiwan (Crown); Korea (Younglim Cardinal Inc.); Russia (Corpus); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers); Latvia (Apgards Mansards); Lithuania (Media Incognito); Serbia (Booka); Macedonia (TRI Publishing Centre); Armenia (Guitank Publishing); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Macedonia/Albanian (Shkupi); Croatia (Knjige i sve); Georgia (Palitra)

 

 

  • Napóleonsskjölin (Operation Napoleon) 1999

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Czech Republic (MOBA); UK/Australia/ New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/ Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); The Netherlands (Querido)

 

  • Dauðarósir (Silent Kill) 1998

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Czech Republic (MOBA); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Spain/ Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros)

 

 

  • Synir duftsins (Sons of Earth) 1997

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe/Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/ Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir - Chinese Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Fræðibækur German Hollenska Italian Ítalska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Non–fiction Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Pólska Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Þýska

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir is one of Iceland´s most highly acclaimed novelists and poets and has sustained a writing career since 1969, as well as a distinguished career in journalism. She has contributed greatly to the international recognition of contemporary Icelandic literature, being one of the most frequently translated living Icelandic writers. Her first novel, The Thief of Time was made into a French feature film and later adapted to the stage by The National Theatre of Iceland. Sigurðardóttir's book about President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was an all-time bestseller in Iceland. Her latest book of non-fiction is Heiða, The Mountain Farmer, a true story that is being published by leading European publishing houses.

 

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Works in translation

  • Heiða, fjalldalabóndinn (Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World) 2016

Denmark (Klim), Finland (Like), France (Seuil), Germany (Hanser), Norway (Gloria), Italy (Mondadori), Poland (Kobiece) transl. Jasek Godek, World English (Quercus/John Murray) transl. Philip Roughton, Serbia (Clio), Spain (Capitan Swing), The Netherlands (HarperCollins)

 

  • Gæðakonur (Women of Quality) 2014

Poland (Kobiece), France (Editions Heloise d'Ormesson) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson, Norway (Gloria)

 

  • Jójó (Yoyo) 2011

France (Editions Heloise d'Ormesson) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson, Germany (Rowohlt) transl. Coletta Bürling, The Netherlands (Singel Uitgeverijen), UK (World Editions)

 

  • Góði elskhuginn (The Good Lover) 2009

Denmark (Gyldendal), Germany (Rowohlt), Macedonia (Antolog), The Netherlands (World Editions), World English (World Editions)

 

  • Sólskinshestur (The Sunshine Horse) 2005

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Mette Fanø, France (Editions Heloise d'Ormesson) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson, Germany (Rowohlt) transl. Coletta Bürling, Sweden (Wahlström & Widstrand)

 

  • Hundrað dyr í golunni (A Hundred Doors Clanging in the Winds) 2002 

Sweden (Wahlström & Widstrand) John Swedenmark, France (Editions Heloise d'Ormesson) Catherine Eyjólfsson

 

  • Jöklaleikhúsið (Theater at the Glacier) 2001

Denmark (Gyldendal) Mette Fanø; Finland (Otava), Sweden (Wahlström & Widstrand) John Swedenmark, Germany (Rowohlt) Coletta Bürling 

 

  • Hanami 1997

Sweden (Forum) 1999

 

  • Hjartastaður (Place of the Heart) 1995

World English (Amazon Crossing) Philip Roughton, Denmark (Rosinante), Finland (Otava), France (Denoël), Germany (Rowohlt) transl. Coletta Bürling, Norway (Cappelen), Sweden (Trevi)

 

  • Ástin fiskanna (The Love of Fish) 1993

China (International Radio Press) Xinyu Zhang, Germany (Rowohlt) transl. Coletta Bürling, Denmark (Rosinante), Korea (IRE), Sweden (Trevi)

 

  • Síðasta orðið (The Last Word) 1990

Sweden (Trevi)

 

  • Tímaþjófurinn (The Thief of Time) 1986

Denmark (Rosinante), France (Flammarion), Germany (Rowohlt), Sweden (Wahlström & Widstrand), The Netherlands (Manteau)


Contact

 

Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir - Czech Fiction Franska French German Hebreska Hebrew Hungarian Norska Norwegian Polish Pólska Skáldverk Tékkneska Ungverska Þýska

Icelandic author Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir (b. 1974) studied history in Salamanca, Spain, journalism at Columbia University in New York, and previously worked in Copenhagen before moving back to Reykjavík, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Her bestselling debut Island (2016) was nominated for the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize in 2017. When she isn't writing, Sigríður works as the deputy head of news and a television news anchor at the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Björnsdóttir's highly anticipated second novel, THE HOLY WORD, was published in December 2018.


Works in translation

  • Hið heilaga orð (The Holy Word) Benedikt 2018

France (Gaia); Hungary (Cser Kft.); Israel (Lesa Press); Poland (Wydawnictwo Literackie)

 

  • Eyland (Island) Benedikt 2016

Czech Republic (Dobrovsky); France (Gaia); Germany (Suhrkamp); Hungary (Cser Kft.); Norway (Cappelen Damm); Poland (Wydawnictwo Literackie)


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Einar Már Guðmundsson - Albanian Albanska Arabic Arabíska Aserska Azerbaijani Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska German Greenlandic Grænlenska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese Portúgalska Pólska Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Slovak Slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Einar Már Guðmundsson is one of the most widely translated Icelandic authors born in the postwar period. Gudmundsson has received many awards and distinctions for his books, such as the Norwegian Bjørnson Prize, the Scharnberg Memorial Award in Denmark, The Karen Blixen Medal, and The Giuseppe Acerbi Literary Prize in Italy. In 2012 Einar Mar Gudmundsson received the Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize, dubbed “The little Nobel”, for his contribution to literature.

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Works in translation

  • Passamyndir (Snapshots) 2017 

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof ) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; France (Zulma)

 

  • Hundadagar (Dog Days) 2015 

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof ) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Germany/Switzerland/ Austria (btb/Random House); Mainland China (People‘s Literature Publishing House)

 

  • Íslenskir kóngar (Icelandic Kings) 2012

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof ) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Sweden (Natur och Kultur); Norway (Cappelen Damm); Germany/Switzerland/ Austria (btb/Random House); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg (Zulma) transl. Eric Boury

 

  • Bítlaávarpið (The Beatle Manifesto) 2004 

Denmark (Borgen) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Cappelen); Sweden (Natur & Kultur); Finland (Like)

 

  • Englar alheimsins (Angels of the Universe) 1993  

Denmark (Vindrose) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Cappelen); Sweden (Natur & Kultur); Finland (Like); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Greenland (Atuakkiorfik); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Hanser/Paperback rights: btb); UK (Mare's Nest); The Netherlands (De bezige bij); Italy (Iperborea); Lithuania (Tyto Alba); France (Flammarion); Portugal (Canguru) Guðlaug Rún Margeirsdóttir 2003; USA (St. Martin's Press); The Czech Republic (Odeon); Poland (Tower Press/also as an e-book); Serbia (Narodna knjiga); Turkey (Acikdeniz Publishing); China (The Commercial Press); Estonia (Imahaa) transl. Lemme Linda Saukas; Macedonia (Bata Press); Bulgaria (Hemus) transl. Stefan Paunov; Hungary (Siraly Kiado); Spain (Rinoceronte Editora, in Galician); Korea (Nangiyala Publishing House); Latvia (Jumava), Slovenia (Temza); Brazil (Hedra); Albania (B-Books); Spain/South America (Ediciones del Nuevo Extremo); Croatia (Hena); Azerbaijan (Alatoran) Adapted into an award-winning motion picture directed by Oscar nominee Fridrik Thor Fridriksson.

 

  • Fótspor á himnum/Draumar á jörðu/Nafnlausir vegir (Footprints on the Heavens/Dreams on Earth/Nameless Roads) 1997, 2000, 2002  

Denmark (Borgen/Vindrose) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Hanser, paperback: btb); Norway (Cappelen) transl. Gunhild Eide; Sweden (Natur & Kultur) transl. Inge Knutsson; Finland (Like) transl. Tuula Tuuva; Italy (Iperborea) transl. Fulvio Ferrari; Czech Republic (Odeon) Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Albania (B-Books), Egypt (Golden Pony)

 

  • Riddarar hringstigans/Vængjasláttur í þakrennum/Eftirmáli regndropanna (The Knights of the Spiral/Stairs Wingbeat on the Rooftops/Epilogue of Raindrops) 1982, 1983, 1986 

Denmark (Borgen) tranl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Cappelen); Sweden (Natur & Kultur); Finland (Like); Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Hanser); France (Gaïa) transl. Eric Boury; China (China Radio International Press); Lebanon (Arabic Scientific Publishers)


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Halldór Laxness - Albanian Albanska Amharic Amharíska Arabic Arabíska Armenska Aserska Azerbaijani Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Esperanto Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska Georgian Georgíska German Greek Greenlandic Gríska Grænlenska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Indverska Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbneska Skáldverk Slovak Slovene Slóvakíska Slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ukrainian Ungverska Úkraínska Þýska

The Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness is the undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and considered one of the greatest European novelists of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.

 


Works in translation

  • Kristnihald undir Jökli (Under the Glacier) 1968 

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Steidl); The Czech Republic (Aurora); Hungary (Balassi) Schütz J. István 2004; Romania (Niculescu); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Italy (Iperborea); The Netherlands (World edition/De Geus); Czech Republic (Dybbuk); Georgia (Intelekti Publishing); Romania (Editura Arts); Ethiopia (Hohe); China (China Radio International Press) Previously translated into 9 languages

 

  • Brekkukotsannáll (The Fish Can Sing) 1957 

Norway (Oktober); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Germany (Steidl); Italy (Iperborea); France (Librairie Arthéme Fayard); Spain/South America (Turner); The Netherlands (De Geus) Marcel Otten 2004; Greece (Kastaniotis); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers); Macedonia (Mikena doo); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); India (Kalachuvadu); Georgia (Bakur Sulakauri) Previously translated into 16 languages

 

  • Paradísarheimt (Paradise Reclaimed) 1960

UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Germany/Austria/ Switzerland (Steidl); France (Gallimard); Denmark (Gyldendal); The Netherlands (De Geus) Marcel Otten; Macedonia (Dejan) Previously translated into 13 languages

 

  • Atómstöðin (The Atom Station) 1948 

Spain (Cátedra/Altaya); Denmark (Cicero); France (Messidor); Sweden (Rabén & Sjögren); Germany (Steidl); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Italy (Iperborea) Previously translated into 28 languages

 

  • Íslandsklukkan (Iceland's Bell) 1943-46 

Netherlands (De Geus); Sweden (Svenska Akademian/ Atlantis); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Estonia (Varrak); Israel (Schocken); Denmark (Gyldendal); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Steidl); Spain/South America (RBA Libros); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); Bulgaria (Roboread); Turkey (Efil); Italy (Iperborea) Previously published into 23 languages

 

  • Heimsljós (World Light)1938-40 

UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Germany (Steidl); France (Aubier); Faroe Islands (Sprotin) Previously translated into 19 languages

 

  • Sjálfstætt fólk (Independent People) 1934-35 

UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); The Netherlands (De Geus); Germany (Steidl); Brazil (Globo); France (Librairie Arthéme Fayard); Italy (Iperborea) Siliva Cosimini 2005; Norway (Tiden) Tone Myklebost 2004; Denmark (Gyldendal) Jakob Benediktsson; Spain (Turner); Sweden (Leopard); Turkey (Iletisim Yayinlari); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); Esperanto (Mondial); Korea (Think Big); Macedonia (Ars Lamina); Iraq (AlMada); Vietnam (Taodan); Bulgaria (Roboread); Albania (Aleph Klub);
Israel (Lesa Press). Previously translated into 27 languages.


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Einar Kárason - Arabic Arabíska Aserska Azerbaijani Chinese Czech Danish Danska English Enska Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska German Hungarian Italian Ítalska Kínverska Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Russian Rússneska Skáldverk Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Ungverska Þýska

Einar Kárason is a novelist and one of the most popular author and scriptwriter of his generation; best known for his Devils' Isle trilogy. His novel Fury (2009) was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize and awarded the Icelandic Literary Prize. Foreign publishers showed tremendous interest in his latest novel Storm Birds at the recent London Book Fair, and the rights have already been sold in several countries.


Works in translation

  • Stormfuglar (Stormbirds) 2018 

World English (MacLehose Press) transl. Quentin Bates; Brazil (Intrínseca); China (China Booky); Czech Republic (Albatros) transl. Marta Bartošková; Faroe Islands (Sprotin) transl. Carl Johan Jensen; France (Grasset) transl. Eric Boury; Germany (RandomHouse, btb); Hungary (Magvetö) transl. Patat Bence; Egypt (Al Arabi) transl. Nancy Muhammed; Poland (Jagiellonian University Press) transl. Jacek Godek; Italy (Einaudi); Sweden (Thorén & Lindskog); Macedonia (Artkonekt) transl. Jana Koceva

 

  • Skálmöld (Age of Terror) 2014

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Skáld (Poet) 2012

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Ofsi (Fury) 2008 

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Stormur (Storm) 2003 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Kim Lembek; Russia (Fluid); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Azerbaijan (Alatoran); Norway (Cappelen) transl. Gunhild Eide

 

  • Óvinafagnaður (A Gathering of Foes) 2001

Finland (Johny Kniga) transl. Tapio Koivukari; Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Kim Lembek; Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Norðurljós (Northern Lights) 1998 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielssen, Finland (Like) transl. Tapio Koivukari

 

  • Kvikasilfur (Quicksilver) 1994

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir; Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Gunhild Eide; Sweden (Bonniers); Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund; France (Seuil); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Zsolnay/Hanser, paperback rights: Random House/btb)

 

  • Heimskra manna ráð (The Wisdom of Fools) 1992  

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir; French (Le Seuil) transl. François Émion; Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund; Sweden (Bonniers); Norway (Aschehoug); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Zsolnay/Hanser, paperback rights: Random House/btb)

 

  • Fyrirheitna landið (The Promised Land) 1989 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir; Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Tone Myklebost; Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Maria-Claudia Tomany; Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund

 

  • Gulleyjan (The Isle of Gold) 1985 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Peter Söby Kristensen; Sweden (Bonnier Carlsen) transl. John Swedenmark, Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Tone Myklebost; Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Eichborn/Die andere Bibliothek/ Paperback rights: Random House/btb) transl. Marita Bergsson; Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund; The Netherlands (De bezige bij) transl. Paula Vermeyden

 

  • Þar sem Djöflaeyjan rís (Where Devils' Isle Rises) 1983 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Peter Söby Kristensen; Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Tone Myklebost; World English (Canongate) transl. David MacDuff and Magnus Magnusson: Sweden (Bonnier Carlsen) transl. John Swedenmark; Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Eichborn/Die andere Bibliothek/ Paperback rights: Random House/btb) transl. Marita Bergsson; Poland (Marpress) transl. Jacek Godek; Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund; The Netherlands (De bezige bij) transl. Paula Vermeyden; Faroe Islands (Árting) transl. Carl Jóhan Jensen


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Árni Þórarinsson - Crime Fiction Czech Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Finnish Finnska Franska French German Glæpasögur Greek Gríska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Pólska Slovene Slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Ungverska Þýska

Árni Þórarinsson is a nationally renowned award-winning journalist and a media personality. He has written several gripping crime novels and two TV scripts, one of which was nominated to The Edda Award (best television script of the year 2002). Þórarinsson was the editor of Mannlif magazine and has also been on the board of the Reykjavik Film Festival as well as a member of several panels of judges at international film festivals.


Works in translation

  • Þrettán dagar (Thirteen Days) 2016

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury

 

  • Glæpurinn (The Crime) 2013  

France/ Switzerland/ Luxembourg (Métailié) transl.  Éric Boury; Armenia (Guitank) Karine Aghabekyan

 

  • Ár kattarins (The Year of the Cat) 2012

 

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury

 

  • Morgunengill (Angel of the Morning) 2010

 

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury

 

  • Sjöundi sonurinn (The Seventh Son) 2008

 

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury; Norway (Bazar) transl. Ine Camille Bjørnsten; Sweden (Bazar); Italy (Edizioni del Capricorno) transl. Silvia Cosimini

 

  • Dauði trúðsins (Death of a Clown) 2007

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié) transl. Éric Boury; Germany/Switzerland/ Austria (Droemer-Knaur) transl. Tina Flecken; Spain/South America (Ediciones ámbar) transl. Kristinn R. Ólafsson

 

  • Tími nornarinnar (Season of the Witch) 2006 

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Droemer Knaur) transl. Tina Flecken; Denmark (Bazar) transl. Gísli Magnússon; Finland (Bazar) transl. Seija Holopainen; Norway (Bazar) transl. Tone Myklebost; France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury; The Netherlands (De Geus) transl. Kim Middel; Czech Republic (Argo); Poland (Cat Books); Greece (Polis); Spain/ South America (Ediciones ámbar) transl. Enrique Bernárdez Sanchís; Sweden (Bazar); USA/UK/Australia/New Zealand/ Canada/South Africa/Philippines (AmazonCrossing); Hungary (Scolar) transl. Egyed Veronika; Macedonia(Begemot); Slovenia (Habrosa); Italy (Edizioni del Capricorno) transl. Silvia Cosimini; Egypt (Al Arabi) transl. Mohammad Osman Khalifa. Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Nóttin hefur þúsund augu (The Night has a Thousand Eyes) 1999 

Denmark (Modtryk) transl. Kirsten K. Clausager og Bente Henriksen; Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Saga Verlag) transl. Betty Wahl


Contact

 

Jón Kalman Stefánsson - Albanian Albanska Arabic Arabíska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French German Greek Gríska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Kínverska Króatíska Litháíska Lithuanian Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Slovak Slóvakíska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

 

Over the last few years Jón Kalman Stefánsson has created a unique and enchanting fictional world in a series of related novels and short stories. Four of these works have been nominated for the Nordic Council Literary Prize. In 2005 Jón Kalman received the Icelandic Literature Prize for Summer Light, Enter Night, an unusual collection of stories and connected fragments. Stefánsson made his international breakthrough with Trilogy about the Boy, which includes Heaven and Hell, The Sorrow of Angels and The Heart of Man, for which he gained international recognition, numerous prizes, and a feature film deal (Spellbound Productions & Cap Horn Film). The first book in his following duology, Fish Have No Feet, was long listed for the Man Booker International Prize and received numerous international awards. His latest novel The Story of Ásta (2017) became an instant bestseller in Iceland upon publication.

 


Works in translation 

  • Saga Ástu (The Story of Ásta) 2017

Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Grasset); Germany (Piper Verlag); Hungary (Jelenkor Kiadó); Italy (Iperborea); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Romania (Polirom); Slovakia (Artforum spol.); Sweden (Weyler Förlag) 

 

  • Eitthvað á stærð við alheiminn (About the Size of the Universe) 2015

Denmark (Batzer & Co.); Finland (Aviador Kustannus); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Italy (Iperborea); Hungary (Typotex Publishing); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Slovakia (Artforum spol.); Sweden (Weyler Förlag) UK (MacLehose Press)

 

  • Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur (Fish have no Feet) 2013

Albania (IDC Publishing); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); Finland (Aviador Kustannus); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Hungary (Typotex Publishing); Italy (Iperborea); Norway (Forlaget Press); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Serbia (Heliks d.o.o.); Slovakia (Artforum spol.); Sweden (Weyler Förlag); UK (MacLehose Press) 

 

  • Hjarta mannsins (The Heart of Man) 2011

Bulgaria (Janet 45); Chinese (Simplified) (Beijing Xiron Books); Croatia (Fraktura); Czech Republic (Dybbuk Publishing House); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Hungary (Jelenkor Kiadó); Italy (Iperborea); Norway (Forlaget Press); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Spain (Salamandra); Sweden (Svante Weyler Förlag); UK (MacLehose Press)

 

  • Harmur englanna (The Sorrow of Angels) 2009

Albania (Publishing House Fan Noli); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Chinese (Simplified) (Beijing Xiron Books); Croatia (Fraktura); Czech Republic (Dybbuk Publishing House); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Hungary (Jelenkor Kiadó); Italy (Iperborea); Macedonia (Antolog Books); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Poland (W.A.B. Publishers); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Romania (Polirom); Spain (Salamandra); Sweden (Weyler Förlag); UK (MacLehose Press)

 

  • Himnaríki og helvíti (Heaven and Hell) 2007

Albania (Publishing House Fan Noli); Arabic (Dar Al-Muna); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Breton (France) (An Alarc'h); Bulgaria (Janet 45); Chinese (Simplified) (Beijing Xiron Books); Croatia (Fraktura); Czech Republic (Dybbuk Publishing House); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Greece (Kastaniotis Editions); Hungary (Jelenkor Kiadó); Israel (Modan Publishing House); Italy (Iperborea); Macedonia (Antolog Books); Lithuania (Baltos Lankos); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Poland (W.A.B. Publishers); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Romania (Polirom); Spain (Salamandra); Sweden (Weyler Förlag); Turkey (Epsilon); UK (Maclehose Press); US (Quercus)

 

  • Sumarljós, og svo kemur nóttin (Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night) 2005

Albania Ombra (GVG); Arabic (Dar Al-Muna); Czech Republic (Dybbuk Publishing House); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Grasset); Germany (Piper Verlag); Hungary (Typotex Publishing); Italy (Iperborea); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Russia (Polyandria Publishing); Slovakia (Artforum spol.); Spain (Salamandra); Sweden (Weyler Förlag); Turkey (Epsilon); UK (MacLehose Press)

 

  • Snarkið í stjörnunum 2003

Denmark (Batzer & Co.); Germany (Piper Verlag); Italy (Iperborea); Norway (Forlaget Press); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos)

 

  • Ýmislegt um risafurur og tímann 2001

Germany (Piper Verlag)

 


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Hallgrímur Helgason - Albanian Albanska Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French German Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Ungverska Þýska

Hallgrímur Helgason started out as an artist, showing his work in several galleries of both New York and Paris, where he lived in the late eighties and early nineties. He made his debut as a novelist in 1990 and gained international attention with his third novel, "101 Reykjavik", which was made into a film starring Victoria Abril. He has also written books of poetry, worked for film and theatre, and translated some of Shakespeare's plays into Icelandic. Four of his novels have been put on stage. In 2001 Helgason received the Icelandic Literary Prize for "The Author of Iceland." He has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, with "101 Reykjavik" in 1999, and "Stormland" in 2007. A film based on the latter was released in early 2011.

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Works in translation

  • Sextíu kíló af sólskini (Sixty Kilos of Sunshine) 2018  

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), France (Editions Gallimard), Germany (Tropen), Lithuania (Alma Littera), Russia (Gorodets)

 

  • Sjóveikur í Munchen (Seasick in Munich) 2015

 

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), Germany (Tropen)

 

  • Konan við þúsund gráður (Woman at 1000 Degrees) 2011  

Albania (Ombra GVG), Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), France (Presses de la cite), Germany (Klett-Cotta), Hungary (Scolar), Italy (Mondadori), Lithuania (Alma littera), Norway (CappelenDamm), Poland (Znak), Russia (Corpus), Spain/Spanish (Penguin Random House/Lumen), Spain/Catalan (Edicions62), The Netherlands (De Arbeiderspers), UK (Oneworld Publications ), US (Algonquin Books)

 

  • Tíu ráð til að hætta að drepa fólk og byrja að vaska upp (The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning) 2008  

Croatia (Meandar ), Czech Republic (Plus), Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), France (Presses de la cite), Germany (Tropen), Italy (Isbn Edizioni), Korea (Dulnyouk), Norway (CappelenDamm), Poland (Slowo/Obraz Terytoria), Russia (Corpus), Serbia (Dereta), The Netherlands (Meulenhoff), World English (Amazon Crossing)

 

  • Rokland (Stormland) 2005

Denmark (Aschehoug), Germany (Klett-Cotta), Norway (CappelenDamm), Sweden (Norstedts)

 

  • Herra Alheimur (Mr. Universe) 2003

France (Presses de la Cité)

 

  • Höfundur Íslands (The Author of Iceland) 2001

Denmark (Rosinante), Finland (Otava), Germany (Klett-Cotta), Norway (Damm), Italy (Guanda) transl. Silvia Cosimini, Russia (Gorodets)

 

  • 101 Reykjavík, 1996

Denmark (Rosinante), Finland (Otava), France (Actes Sud), Germany (Klett-Cotta), Hungary (Scolar), Italy (Guanda) transl. Silvia Cosimini, Korea (Dulnyouk Publishing Co), Latvia (Valters & Ropa), Macedonia, Norway (Damm) transl. Jón Sveinbjörn Jónsson, Poland (Swiat Literacki), Romania (Universla Dalsi Publishers), Russia (Azboka), Serbia, Spain (RBA), Sweden (Norstedts), The Netherlands (Meulenhoff), UK (Faber & Faber), US (Scribner)

 


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Ragnar Jónasson - Amharic Amharíska Arabic Arabíska Armenian Armenska Bulgarian Búlgarska Crime Fiction Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Finnish Finnska Franska French German Glæpasögur Greek Gríska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Macedonian Makedónska Polish Portuguese Portúgalska Pólska Romanian Rúmenska Slovene Slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

 

Ragnar Jónasson (b. 1976) is the award-winning author of the international bestselling Dark Iceland series. He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer. From the age of 17, Ragnar translated 14 Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic. He also teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University and has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV-news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Ragnar is a member of the UK Crime Writers' Association (CWA) and he is also the co- founder of the Reykjavik international crime writing festival Iceland Noir. Ragnar has also had short stories published internationally, including in the distinguished Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in the US, the first stories by an Icelandic author in that magazine. He has appeared on festival panels worldwide, and lives in Reykjavik with his wife and young daughters.

 

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Works in translation

  • Vetrarmein (Winterkill) 2020

France (Éditions de La Martinière); UK (Orenda Books)

  • Þorpið (The Village) 2019

Czech Republic (Albatros Media); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Mistur (The Mist) 2018

Denmark (Gads); Finland (Tammi); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (btb Verlag); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Slovenia (Ucila International); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Drungi (The Island) 2016

Czech Republic (Dobrovsky); Denmark (Gads); Finland (Tammi); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (btb Verlag); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Slovenia (Ucila International); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Dimma (The Darkness) 2015

Czech Republic (Dobrovsky); Denmark (Gads); Egypt (Sefsafa); Finland (Tammi); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (btb Verlag); Greece (Kastaniotis); Hungary (Central Publishing Group); Israel (Aryeh Nird); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Slovenia (Ucila International); Spain (Editorial Planeta); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Náttblinda (Nightblind) 2014

France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Japan (Shogakukan); Korea (Bookplaza); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Romania (Flacara/Crime Scene Press); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Andköf (Whiteout) 2013

France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Spain (Editorial Planeta); UK Orenda Books

 

  • Rof (Rupture) 2012

Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Estoni (Eesti Raamat); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Spain (Editorial Planeta); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Myrknætti (Blackout) 2011

Catalan (Grup 62/Columna Ediciones); Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Estoni (Eesti Raamat); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Holland (A.W. Bruna); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Romania (Flacara/Crime Scene Press); Spain (Editorial Planeta); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Snjóblinda (Snowblind) 2010

Armenia (Guitank); Bulgaria (ERA Media); Catalan (Grup 62/Columna Ediciones); Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Czech Republic (Albatros Media); Estoni (Eesti Raamat); Ethiopia (Hohe Publishing); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Holland (A.W. Bruna); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Japan (Shogakukan); Korea (Bookplaza); Macedonia (ArtConnect); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Romania (Flacara/Crime Scene Press); Spain (Editorial Planeta); Sweden (Modernista)
Turkey (Andante); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)


 

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Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir - English Enska Franska French Galician Galisíska German Ljóð Poetry Polish Pólska Swedish Sænska Þýska

Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir (b. 1958) is a poet, novelist, playwright and screenwriter. She was already known from her magazine contributions when her first collection, Bláþráður (Hanging by a Thread) was published in 1990, the best début by an Icelandic poet for a long time. Two aspects of Vilhjálmsdóttir's work were perhaps most striking: the depth she achieved in her introspective poems, and her original approach to nature poetry. Her second book, Klakabörnin (The Children of Ice, 1992), testified to her growing stature as a poet as she tackles perennial subjects such as human relationships and emotions with a singular lyrical sensitivity. In 2003 she published a semi-autobiographical novel: Lygasaga (Story of Lies).

Her plays have been staged at the Reykjavik City Theatre as well as other ventures.

Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir has received numerous prizes and awards for her literary work, including two literary awards from the daily newspaper DV, the Jón-úr-Vör Poety Award and the Icelandic Booksellers' Prize for the best volume of poetry in 2015. The volume frelsi (liberty) was also nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize (2017) and brought her the title “European Poet of Freedom” 2018 in Gdansk.
Her poems have been published in various anthologies in English, Swedish, French, German and Galician.


Works in translation

  • smáa letrið (2018)

Germany (Elif Verlag, 2021), transl. Jon Thor Gislason and Wolfgang Schiffer; Sweden (Lil'Lit Förlag, 2021), transl. John Swedenmark

 

  • frelsi (2015)

Germany (Elif Verlag, 2018), transl. Jon Thor Gislason and Wolfgang Schiffer; Poland (City Culture Institute, 2018), transl. Jacek Godek; Sweden (Lil'Lit Förlag, 2019), transl. John Swedenmark

 

  • frostfiðrildi (2006) & öll fallegu orðin (2000)

Alle schönen Worte. Öll fallegu orðin / Alle schönen Worte. Frostfiðrildin / Frostschmetterlinge: Ljóð / Gedichte. Poems in Icelandic and German. Illustrations by Bernd Koberling, Kleinheinrich, Germany, 2011 Transl. Tina Flecken

 

  • Mona Lisa (selected poems from Bláþráður (1990) and Klakabörnin (1992).)

UK (Greyhound Press, in association with The Essex festival, 1993), transl. Sigurður A. Magnússon. In Icelandic and English.


  • Beneath the Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Edited by Helen Mitsios. 
Talisman House, US, 2014: Hekla volcano; Rhapsody; Weather; Morning Poem; The Sea; Happiness. Transl. Sigurður A. Magnússon


  • Isländsiche Lyrik. Insel Verlag, Germany, 2011: Island, (transl. Gregor Laschen & Franz Gislason); Wetter – Zwei (transl. Tina Flecken); Frostschmetterlinge (transl. Tina Flecken).


  • Wortlaut Island, Isländische Gegenwartsliteratur
Edited by Franz Gislason, Sigurður A. Magnússon, Wolfgang Schiffer. Edition die horen, Germany, 2000: Wetter; Himmelsbref (transl. Franz Gislason, Wolfgang Schiffer & Johann P. Tammen); Sturm im Blut (transl. BarbaraKöhler); Das Schiffsradio (transl. Franz Gislason, Wolfgang Schiffer & Johann P. Tammen); Nacht. Eins; Nacht. Zwei; Nacht. Drei (transl. Johann P. Tammen); Island (transl. Gregor Laschen); ja doch selbstverständlich; weixss nicht; komm (transl. Franz Gislason & Wolfgang Schiffer)


  • A booklet of translation from The 30th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam 1999 (available in English or Dutch at www.poetry.nl)


  • Brushstrokes of blue – The young poets of Iceland. An Anthology
Selected by Pall Valsson. The Greyhound Press, UK, 1994: Bus Stop; Nights; Mona Lista: First Mosaic; Mona Lisa: Second Mosaic; Mona Lisa: Third Mosaic; Side by Side. Transl. Sigurdur A. Magnusson


  • Ich hörte die Farbe blau – Poesi aus Island, an anthology of Icelandic poetry, published by Edition die horen, Germany 1992 


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