30. June, 2022 News : Office summer closing

Due to summer vacations, the Icelandic Literature Center's office will be closed from July 4th to August 2nd.

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30. June, 2022 News : Inspiring NordLit meeting in Stockholm

Icelandic Literature Center took part in a yearly meeting with the network of Nordic Literary Centers.

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5. May, 2022 News : Upcoming Icelandic books in 22 languages

Icelandic Literature Center recently allocated 54 translations grants for translations from Icelandic into 22 languages.

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31. March, 2022 News : See you at The London Book Fair April 5-7!

We look forward to returning to The London Book Fair and introduce new selected titles from Iceland! 

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29. March, 2022 News : Books from Iceland 2022: Selected titles of fiction, non-fiction, children & YA, crime fiction and more

The Icelandic Literature Center announces the new annual booklet, Books from Iceland 2022 , which includes selected Icelandic titles from last year.

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31. January, 2022 News : The Icelandic Literary Prize 2021 announced

The awards are given in three categories; for fiction, non-fiction and children's- and young-adult books. The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, presented the prize in the presidential recidence Bessastaðir on the 25th of January. The event was televised live on RÚV.

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18. January, 2022 News : Nominations for the Icelandic Literary Prize 2021

The winners of the Icelandic Literary Prize 2021 will be announced by the end of January. The categories are three; Fiction, non-fiction and children's/young-adult books.

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7. January, 2022 News : Grants for translations into Icelandic announced; Contemporary fiction, classical works and children's books received grants

Works by renowned authors such as  Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Colson Whitehead, Virginia Woolf, Rachel Cusk, Primo Levi, Sally Rooney og Mariana Enriquez will be published in Iceland in the coming year.

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21. December, 2021 News : Season's Greetings!

Warm holiday wishes from Icelandic Literature Center and a happy new year, filled with books! 

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19. November, 2021 News : Icelanders read 2.3 books a month on average

The numbers show that Icelanders still read quite a lot and people are interested in reading. However the number of people who do not read at all is increasing. 

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Office summer closing - 30. June, 2022 News

Due to summer vacations, the Icelandic Literature Center's office will be closed from July 4th to August 2nd.

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Inspiring NordLit meeting in Stockholm - 30. June, 2022 News

Icelandic Literature Center took part in a yearly meeting with the network of Nordic Literary Centers.

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Upcoming Icelandic books in 22 languages - 5. May, 2022 News

Icelandic Literature Center recently allocated 54 translations grants for translations from Icelandic into 22 languages.

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