11. November, 2019 News : Great interest in Icelandic literature in France

Over the past three years Icelandic books are translated into French more than any other language, or over fifty titles. Authors from Iceland are frequent guests at literary events all over France – and there was a translators' seminar in Paris.

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11. November, 2019 News : Icelandic Writers Travel the World, Presenting their Work and Meeting their Readers

The authors promote literature all over the world, appearing every year in different literary events across continents, often with the support and backing of the Icelandic Literature Center.

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31. October, 2019 News : Forty Icelandic Titles in English Translation published in UK and USA

Icelandic literature is fast gaining a world-wide following as can be seen by the fact that translations into foreign languages has tripled over the past decade. 

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11. November, 2019 News : Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir wins the Prix Médicis étranger 2019

Ólafsdóttir receives the esteemed Prize for the novel Ungfrú Ísland (Miss Iceland) translated by Eric Boury into French.

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15. October, 2019 News : We will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair and hope to see you there!

Icelandic Literature Center will be at the Icelandic stand 5.0 B82 and you are welcome! 

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14. October, 2019 News : Residential Grants offer translators proximity to Icelandic authors, language, and culture. The grants have been offered for 20 years!

Sixty-five residential grants have been allocated to translators of Icelandic literature working into 18 different languages for a residency at the guest apartment in Gunnarshús, Reykjavik.

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14. October, 2019 News : Icelandic Works and Authors Extremely Well Received at the 2019 Gothenburg Book Fair

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Ragnar Jónsson, and Sigrún Eldjárn received a warm welcome at the Fair. Over the past eight years, 46 Icelandic writers have appeared at the Gothenburg Book Fair.

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10. September, 2019 News : New & accessible website where you can look for translators

Translators from Icelandic into several foreign languages can be found on the website, together with information about their education, career and selected translations.

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26. August, 2019 News : You will find us at the Autumn's Book Fairs in Göteborg & Frankfurt!

Icelandic Literature Center will be at the Icelandic stands. You are welcome to book a meeting at islit@islit.is!

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26. August, 2019 News : Icelandic books in several foreign languages can be borrowed at the National Library

Collaborative agreement between the Icelandic Literature Center and the National Library ensures overview, preservation, and access to Icelandic literature in foreign language translations

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Great interest in Icelandic literature in France - 11. November, 2019 News

Over the past three years Icelandic books are translated into French more than any other language, or over fifty titles. Authors from Iceland are frequent guests at literary events all over France – and there was a translators' seminar in Paris.

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Icelandic Writers Travel the World, Presenting their Work and Meeting their Readers - 11. November, 2019 News

The authors promote literature all over the world, appearing every year in different literary events across continents, often with the support and backing of the Icelandic Literature Center.

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Forty Icelandic Titles in English Translation published in UK and USA - 31. October, 2019 News

Icelandic literature is fast gaining a world-wide following as can be seen by the fact that translations into foreign languages has tripled over the past decade. 

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