21. June, 2021 News : The Icelandic Literature Center has awarded Grassroots Grants to four emerging writers

Grassroots Grants are awarded annually to emerging writers in order to support and encourage them on their path.

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5. May, 2021 News : Books from Iceland 2021 - The video!

Here you can watch the animated version of our selected titles in Books from Iceland 2021.

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5. May, 2021 News : 36 grants awarded for translations into Icelandic from English, French, Latin, Spanish, Catalonian and German

Works by authors Olga Tokarczuk, Alejandro Palomas, Carson Ellis, Friedrich Hölderlin, Kim Thuy, Hal Sirowitz, Barbara Demick and many more receive translation grants.

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1. July, 2021 News : Office summer closing

Due to summer vacations, the Icelandic Literature Center's office will be closed from 5th July to 3rd August. 

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14. April, 2021 News : Books from Iceland 2021. Selected titles of fiction, non-fiction, children & YA, crime fiction and more.

In our new edition of Books from Iceland you'll find selected titles in different genres, a list of titles sold abroad, an overview of Icelandic literary awards and nominations in 2020 & information about our grants.

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15. March, 2021 News : Record number of applications and grants for translations of Icelandic literature into other languages

Icelandic literature remains as popular as ever internationally, despite the pandemic. A Nordic translation initiative, and new approaches to promotion of books and authors abroad, have yielded good results.

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15. March, 2021 News : Icelandic literary prizes and awards in the past year: a summary

Works of Icelandic literature and their authors have received a range of prizes and awards in the past year. All published Icelandic books of the previous year in the relevant field are eligible.

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15. March, 2021 News : Authors visit high schools to increase students' interest in literature and reading

To cut a long story short, the authors' visits have proved a resounding success, and there is general satisfaction among all involved: teachers, students and the authors themselves.

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4. March, 2021 News : Nominations for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2021

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir and Andri Snær Magnason are nominated, on behalf of Iceland, for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2021.

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27. January, 2021 News : The 2020 Icelandic Literary Prize presented

The prize was awarded in three categories and the winners are Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir, Arndís Þórarinsdóttir, Hulda Sigrún Bjarnadóttir & Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson.

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The Icelandic Literature Center has awarded Grassroots Grants to four emerging writers - 21. June, 2021 News

Grassroots Grants are awarded annually to emerging writers in order to support and encourage them on their path.

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Books from Iceland 2021 - The video! - 5. May, 2021 News

Here you can watch the animated version of our selected titles in Books from Iceland 2021.

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36 grants awarded for translations into Icelandic from English, French, Latin, Spanish, Catalonian and German - 5. May, 2021 News

Works by authors Olga Tokarczuk, Alejandro Palomas, Carson Ellis, Friedrich Hölderlin, Kim Thuy, Hal Sirowitz, Barbara Demick and many more receive translation grants.

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