8. March, 2024 News : Books from Iceland 2024: Selected titles of fiction, non-fiction, children & YA, crime fiction and more...

The Icelandic Literature Center announces the new annual booklet, Books from Iceland 2024, which includes new and exciting Icelandic titles.  

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6. February, 2024 News : The Icelandic Literary Prize and The Blood Drop 2023 Awarded at the Presidential Residence

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Gunnar Helgason/Rán Flygenring, and Haraldur Sigurðsson have been awarded The Icelandic Literary Prize 2023. Eva Björg Ægisdóttir was awarded the Blood Drop, The Icelandic Crime Fiction Awards

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23. January, 2024 News : Productive NordLit meeting
in Copenhagen

Icelandic Literature Center took part in a yearly meeting with the network of Nordic Literary Centers. The meeting was held in Copenhagen January 17-19. Participants touched on various issues regarding the Centers' work and furthered their plans for ongoing collaboration.

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21. December, 2023 News : Season's Greetings!

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

21. December, 2023 News : Icelandic books continue to travel around the world and will soon be published in 17 languages

Icelandic Literature Center recently awarded 38 grants to foreign translation of Icelandic works into 17 foreign languages; these include children's books, fiction, classical literature and poetry.

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11. December, 2023 News : Striking results regarding changing reading habits in Iceland

This is the seventh year that Icelandic reading habits and attitudes towards reading and literature are examined in a large-scale survey

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11. December, 2023 News : Iceland was The Guest of Honor at Festival Les Boréales in Normandy and the authors received a wonderful reception

There is great interest in Icelandic literature in France, and now it has come to the point that large and respected French publishing houses publish many Icelandic titles annually. This unique success can also be attributed to the excellent and productive translators of Icelandic literature into French.

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6. November, 2023 News : The Icelandic author Rán Flygenring has won the 2023 Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize for the picture book “Eldgos”.

This year's winner has created an explosively visual picture book about how wild and uncontrollable nature affects humans. They skilfully weave image and text into a playfully humorous story about a motley crowd of tourists that encounters a volcanic eruption. 

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11. September, 2023 News : Frankfurt Book Fair will take place from 18 to 22 of October

Please feel free to book a meeting at islit@islit.is or drop by at the Icelandic stand, 4.1 B10

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11. September, 2023 News : Great authors from Iceland at Gothenburg Book Fair 2023

Sjón, Fríða Ísberg and Ævar Þór Benediktsson
are Iceland´s representatives at the Fair
and the Icelandic Literature Center will also be there

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Books from Iceland 2024: Selected titles of fiction, non-fiction, children & YA, crime fiction and more... - 8. March, 2024 News

The Icelandic Literature Center announces the new annual booklet, Books from Iceland 2024, which includes new and exciting Icelandic titles.  

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The Icelandic Literary Prize and The Blood Drop 2023 Awarded at the Presidential Residence - 6. February, 2024 News

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Gunnar Helgason/Rán Flygenring, and Haraldur Sigurðsson have been awarded The Icelandic Literary Prize 2023. Eva Björg Ægisdóttir was awarded the Blood Drop, The Icelandic Crime Fiction Awards

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Icelandic Literature Center took part in a yearly meeting with the network of Nordic Literary Centers. The meeting was held in Copenhagen January 17-19. Participants touched on various issues regarding the Centers' work and furthered their plans for ongoing collaboration.

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