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6. January, 2021 News : A new collection of recently published translations from Icelandic into several languages

Every week, The Icelandic Literature Center receives copies of Icelandic works of literature in foreign translations, courtesy of the translation grants allocated by the Center. Here you can see a diverse collection of book covers of some of the recently published translations. They are all available at the National Library of Iceland!

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21. December, 2020 News : Season's Greetings and A Happy New Year

We send all our friends, collaborators and booklovers all over the world our best season's greetings!

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16. December, 2020 News : Icelandic authors discuss Icelandic literature – en français!

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Hallgrímur Helgason, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir and Sverrir Norland, all of whom speak French, appear in the video.

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11. December, 2020 News : Entertaining and informative chat with eight Icelandic authors – and one bookseller!

Thomas Böhm spoke to some Icelandic authors of books that have been published this year in German-speaking countries, about their books, the “Christmas Book Flood,” and other interesting subjects. Thomas was in Berlin, while the authors were at home in Iceland. 

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10. December, 2020 News : Nominations for The Women's Literature Prize (Fjöruverðlaunin)

Nine books by Icelandic female writers are nominated for The Women's Literature Prize in three categories; Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children & YA. 

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10. December, 2020 News : Nominations for the 2020 Icelandic Literary Prize

15 titles have been nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize in three categories. The prize will be awarded by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, in the beginning of year 2021.

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9. December, 2020 News : Grants for translations into Icelandic from French, German, Italian, English, Russian, Spanish and Catalonian

Works by authors Peter Handke, Svetlana Alexievich, Leila Slimani, Colson Whitehead, Sergei Dovlatov, Bernardine Evaristo and many more have been allocated grants.

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25. November, 2020 News : Record-breaking year for publication of translations of Icelandic books in Russia

Books by Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir, Ævar Þór Benediktsson, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Arnar Már Arngrímsson, Steinar Bragi and Andri Snær Magnason have been published in Russia in 2020

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17. November, 2020 News : Icelanders read or listened to more books than in pre-COVID times

A new poll by the Icelandic Literature Center reveals that during the previous month, Icelanders read or listened to 2.5 books on average, compared with 2.3 books during the same period last year. 

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10. November, 2020 News : Reykjavík Fellowship Program 2021

The Program is scheduled to take place during the Reykjavik International Literary Festival on April 21-24, 2021. 

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A new collection of recently published translations from Icelandic into several languages - 6. January, 2021 News

Every week, The Icelandic Literature Center receives copies of Icelandic works of literature in foreign translations, courtesy of the translation grants allocated by the Center. Here you can see a diverse collection of book covers of some of the recently published translations. They are all available at the National Library of Iceland!

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Season's Greetings and A Happy New Year - 21. December, 2020 News

We send all our friends, collaborators and booklovers all over the world our best season's greetings!

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Icelandic authors discuss Icelandic literature – en français! - 16. December, 2020 News

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Hallgrímur Helgason, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir and Sverrir Norland, all of whom speak French, appear in the video.

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