Icelandic Authors

A list of Icelandic authors and their books in translations.

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Authors

Gerður Kristný - Barna– og ungmennabækur Children – YA Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska German Ljóð Norska Norwegian Poetry Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Þýska

Gerður Kristný is the author of more than 30 books and has received numerous prizes and accolades for her work, which has been translated into many languages. She proved herself as one of Iceland‘s most interesting poets with her first book and has since then published several books of poetry, as well as short stories, novels and children‘s books. Awards for her work include the Icelandic Literature Prize and a nomination for the Nordic Council Literary Prize, the Icelandic Journalist Award, the Icelandic Children‘s Book Award and The Halldor Laxness Literary Award. Her poetry and short stories have been included in school textbooks at the elementary and secondary level, as well as in anthologies published in Iceland and overseas.

 


Works in translation

  • Sálumessa (Reykjavik Requiem) 2018

Denmark (Forlaget Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen, Norway (Nordsjøforlaget) transl. Oskar Vistdal, UK (Arch Publications) transl. Rory McTurk

 

  • Smartís (Smarties) 2017 

Denmark (Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen

 

  • Hestvík (The Lake Hestvík) 2016 

Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Tone Myklebost; Denmark (Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum Nielsen

 

  • Ljóðasafn 2014

Serbia (Treći Trg) transl. Casper Sare

 

  • Drápa 2014

Denmark (Forlaget Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen, Norway (Nordsjøforlaget), UK (Arch Publications) transl. Rory McTurk

 

  • Strandir 2012

Norway (Nordsjøforlaget) transl. Oskar Vistdal

 

  • Blóðhófnir 2010

Denmark (Forlaget Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen, Finland (Savukeidas Publishing) transl. Tapio Kauvukari, Norway (Nordsjøforlaget) transl. Knut Ødegård, Spain (Ediciones Torremozas S.L) transl. Rafael García Perez; Sweden (Ariel Förlag) transl. John Swedenmark, UK (Arch Publications) transl. Rory McTurk

 

  • Garðurinn (The Garden) 2008

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Bloomsbury / Saga Verlag) transl. Karl-Ludwig Wetzig; Norway (Bokvennen); Denmark (Vandkunsten); Finland (Enostone)

 

  • Bátur með segli og allt (A Boat with Sails and All) 2004 

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Ullstein) transl. Tina Flecken


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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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Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir - Bulgarian Búlgarska Croatian Czech Dutch English Enska Faroese Fiction Færeyska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Italian Ítalska Króatíska Litháíska Lithuanian Macedonian Makedónska Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Spanish Spænska Tékkneska

Environmental activist and author Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir (b. 1972) is a powerful, poetic voice on the Icelandic literary scene. Her novel Land of Love and Ruins won the EU Prize for Literature and the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize. In addition to publishing four novels and several books of poetry and essays, she has worked in the art world as a lecturer and gallerist, has received a grant to study archives and museums in Iceland, has been an environmental activist, and has collaborated with the musical artist Björk in composing lyrics for her albums Biophilia and Vulnicura. She has received advanced degrees in political philosophy from the University of Iceland and The Sorbonne. Oddný Eir lives in the Icelandic countryside by the glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

 


Works in translation

  • Jarðnæði, Bjartur, 2011

Bulgaria (Editions Nov Zlatorog)
Croatia (Sandorf Nakladnistvo)
Czech Republic (Bourdon)
Netherlands (De Geus)
Faroe Islands (Sprotin)
Israel (Lesa Press)
Italy (Safara)
Lithuania (Leidykla Aukso Zuvyz)
Macedonia (Antolog)
Serbia (Heliks)
Spain (Editorial Sexto Piso)
US (Restless Books)

 

  • Blátt blóð – Í leit að kátu sæði, Bjartur, 2014

US (Amazon Crossing)


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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.

 

Further information


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

 

Gyrðir Elíasson - Czech Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Franska French German Ljóð Norska Norwegian Poetry Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Þýska

Gyrðir Elíasson (b. 1961) won the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2011 for his short story collection Milli trjánna (Among the Trees) „for stylistically outstanding literary art which depicts inner and outer threats in dialogue with world literature.” Elíasson made his debut in 1983. Throughout his literary career he has published a great number of works of short prose, lyric poetry and seven novels. He is also an avid translator, especially of books about and by American aborigines, and has translated four of Richard Brautigan's novels. In 2011 he sent forward a large collection of translated poetry, with poems by thirty-six poets from fifteen countries, for which he won the Icelandic translation prize.

Elíasson´s works include ten collections of short stories, seven novels, two collections of flash fiction and sixteen collections of poetry, apart from a number of books with translated poetry and fiction.


Works in translation

NOVELS

  • Sorgarmarsinn, Dimma, 2018

Denmark (Torgard, 2020) Sørgemarchen, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen


  • Suðurglugginn, Uppheimar, 2012

Norway (Bokvennen, 2014) Utsyn fra sørglaset, transl. Oskar Vistdal; Denmark (Vandkunsten, 2018) Vinduet mod syd, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Canada (La Peuplade, 2020) French: La fenêtre au sud, transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson


  • Sandárbókin, Uppheimar, 2007

Switzerland (Walde+Graf Verlag, 2011) German: Am Sandfluss, transl. Betty Wahl; Denmark (Torgard, 2012) Ved Sandå, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Bokvennen, 2012) Ved Sandelva, transl. Oskar Vistdal; Czech Republic (Kalich 2013) Kniha od reky Sandá, transl. Helena Kadecková; Canada (La Peuplade, 2018) French: Au bord de la Sandá, transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson


  • Svefnhjólið, Mál og menning, 1990

Norway (Oktober, 1993) Søvnhjulet, transl. Tone Myklebost; Sweden (Bonniers, 1993) Sömnhöjen, transl. John Swedenmark; Denmark (Rosinante, 1995) Søvncyklen, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Germany (Suhrkamp, 1996) Das Schlafrad, transl. Gert Kreutzer


  • Gangandi íkorni, Mál og menning, 1987

Switzerland (Walde+Graf Verlag, 2011) Ein Eichhörnchen auf Wanderschaft, transl. Gert Kreutzer; Canada (La Peuplade, 2017) French: Les excursions de l´écureuil, transl. Cathrine Eyjólfsson; Norway (Solum Bokvennen, 2019) Vandrande ikorn, transl. Oskar Vistdal


SHORT STORIES


  • Koparakur, Dimma, 2014

Denmark (Vandkunsten, 2016) Kobbermark, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Bokvennen, 2016) Koparåker, transl. Oskar Vistdal; Czech Republic (Dybbuk, 2018) Mêdêne pole, transl. Lucie Korecká, Marie Novotná


  • Milli trjánna, Uppheimar, 2009

Demnark (Torgard, 2011) Mellem Træerne, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Sweden (Reverb, 2011) Bland träden, transl. John Swedenmark; Norway (Bokvennen, 2011) Mellom trærne, transl. Tone Myklobost; France (Book Editions, 2012) Entre les Arbres, transl. Robert Guillimette; Czech Republic (Dybbuk, 2013) Mezi Stromy, transl. Lucie Korecká, Markéta Podolská, Jan Marek Sík, Pavel Vondricka; Serbia (Heliks, 2019) Meðu drvecem, transl. Tatjana Latinovic


  • Steintré, Mál og menning, 2005

UK (Comma Press, 2008) Stone Tree, transl. Victoria Cribb; Norway (Bokvennen, 2012) Steintre, trans, Oskar Vistdal


  • Gula húsið, Mál og menning, 2000

Sweden (Novellix, 2012) Det gula huset, transl. John Swedenmark (a selection of 7 stories from the original collection); Denmark (Torgard, 2019) Det gule hus, transl. Björn Sigurbjörnsson


  • Tregahornið, Mál og menning, 1993

Germany (Kleinheinrich, 2001) Das Blueshorn, transl. Gert Kreutzer


  • Bréfbátarigningin, Mál og menning, 1988

Denmark (Rosinante, 1991) Papirskibsregnen, translator: Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Germany (Kleinheinrich, 1996) Papierbooteregen, transl. Sæmundur G. Halldórsson & Gert Kreutzer


POETRY


  • Síðasta vegabréfið, Dimma, 2016

Norway (Nordsjøforlaget, 2020) Siste reisebrev, transl. Oskar Vistdal


  • Ljóðaúrval 1983-2012, Dimma, 2015

Norway (Nordsjøforlaget, 2016) Dikt i utval, transl. Oskar Vistdal


  • Nokkur almenn orð um kulnun sólar, Uppheimar, 2009

Germany (Kleinheinrich, 2011) Einige allgemeine Worte über die Erkaltung der Sonne, transl. Gert Kreutzer


Contact

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)


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)

 


Contact

 

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.

Further information


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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Ævar Þór Benediktsson - Arabic Arabíska Barna– og ungmennabækur Children – YA Russian Rússneska Serbian Serbneska

Ævar Þór Benediktsson has become popular for his entertaining children’s books and programmes, on television and radio. He has won awards for scripts and stage plays as well as a recognition for his work in science and education. His book Your Very Own Fable won the Icelandic Bookseller Prize and the Children’s Book Prize as the best children’s book of the year. In 2017 he was selected for the Hay Festival’s Aarhus 39 List – A Collection of the 39 Best Emerging Writers for Young People from Across Europe.

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Works in translation

  • Piparkökuhúsið (The Gingerbread House) 2019

Serbia (Propolis) transl. Casper Sare

 

  • Þitt eigið ævintýri (Your Very Own Fairytale) 2017

Russia (Meshcheryakov)

 

  • Þín eigin hrollvekja (Your Very Own Spooky Story) 2016

Russia (Meshcheryakov)

 

  • Risaeðlur í Reykjavík (Attack of the Dinosaurs) 2015

UAE (AlFulk)

 

  • Þín eigin goðsaga (Your Very Own Nordic Mythology) 2015

Russia (Meshcheryakov)

 

  •  Þín eigin þjóðsaga (Your Very Own Fable) 2014

Russia (Meshcheryakov)


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Huginn Þór Grétarsson - Barna– og ungmennabækur Children – YA Finnish Finnska Franska French Litháíska Lithuanian Romanian Rúmenska Serbian Serbneska Slovene Slóvenska

Huginn Þór Grétarsson was born in 1978 in the town of Akureyri, North of Iceland. As a young boy, he lived two years in Denmark until returning to Iceland and settling in the capital of Reykjavik. He studied economics at the University of Reykjavik and later worked at financial management at Lund University in Sweden. He published his first book in 2006, a travel journal from his trip to South America. Since then, he has written and translated more than 100 books, mostly for children and teenagers. He has also written a successful series of light-reading books. Every year, they reprint some of his children's books to meet demand, and several of them are published abroad.


Works in translation

  • Kanínan sem fékk ALDREI nóg, Óðinsauga 2010

Canada (les malins, 2017) Le lapin trop gourmand; Lithuania (Jūsų Flintas, 2019) Kiškis kuriam niekada nebuvo gana; Romania and Moldova (Prut, 2019) Povestea iepurelui pofticios

 

  • Fjörugt ímyndunarafl, Óðinsauga 2011

Slovenia (KUD Sodobnost International, 2015) Norčije domišljije

 

  • Myrkfælna tröllið, Óðinsauga útgáfa, 2012 

Serbia (Pčelica 2015) Strah od Mraka 

 

  • Fiðrildavængir, Óðinsauga 2013

Serbia (Pčelica,  2015) Krila leptira,

 

  • Herra T og kjúklingurinn hans sem heitir Asni, 2015 Óðinsauga

Finland (Myllylahti Oy, 2016) Herra T ja kana nimeltä Aasi 


  • Herra T og dularfulla eggið, Óðinsauga
Finland (Myllylahti Oy, 2017) Herra T ja mysteerinen muna


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Jónas Reynir Gunnarsson - Danish Danska Fiction German Hungarian Ljóð Poetry Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Ungverska Þýska

Jónas Reynir Gunnarsson (b. 1987) studied Creative Writing MA at the University of Iceland. His previous novels, Connecting Flight and Starfish, garnered much attention, the former being nominated for the DV Culture Award. His poetry book Big Oil Tankers received the Tomas Gudmundsson Literature Award and the collection Laundry Day was recipient of the May Star Poetry Prize. Jonasreynir.com


Works in translation

NOVELS

  • Millilending (Connecting Flight), Partus 2017

Denmark (Gyldendal), Transl. Erik-Skyum Nielsen


  • Dauði skógar (Death of a Forest), Forlagid 2020

Hungary (POLAR Egyesület); Serbia (Treći Trg)


POEMS

  • Poems from Laundry Day

Germany: (die horen) 2021. Transl. Jón Thor Gíslason and Wolfgang Schiffer;

(Fixpoetry) 2020. Transl. Jón Thor Gíslason and Wolfgang Schiffer


  • Poems from Big Oil Tankers and A Village Manual.

Hungary: (észak) 2018. Transl. Kata Veress


  • Four poems from Laundry Day (Þvottadagur).

Germany, Signaturen-Magazin. Transl. Jon Thor Gislason and Wolfgang Schiffer:

https://www.signaturen-magazin.de/jonas-reynir-gunnarsson--vier-gedichte.html


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Benný Sif Ísleifsdóttir - Fiction Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk

Benny Sif Isleifsdottir (b. 1970) has written for children as well as adults, Hansdætur (Daughters) being her second novel. Benny Sif completed a Master’s degree in Folkloristics from the University of Iceland in addition to a certificate program in Youth and Community Studies from Saint Martin’s College. In 2018 she received an Emerging Writer grant from the Icelandic Literature Center for her first novel, Gríma. These grants are awarded yearly to assist in publishing novels by authors just taking their first steps into the world of writing, and to encourage them to continue down this path.


Works in translation

· Hansdætur (Daughters), Forlagid 2020

Serbia (Treći Trg)


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