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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10. November, 2021 News : Translation grants from Icelandic into foreign languages announced

The Icelandic Literature Center recently allocated 50 grants to foreign publishers to translate Icelandic literature. The grants were handed out for translations into 24 languages, among them English, Russian, French, Japanese, Finnish, Norwegian, Slovakian and Spanish. 

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27. October, 2021 News : The Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: Panel discussion on the success of Icelandic literature abroad

The Frankfurt Book Fair took place 20 - 24 October but this year marks the ten years anniversary of Iceland being the Guest of Honour at the Fair. To this occasion The Icelandic Literature Center took part in a panel discussion in Frankfurt to discuss the Icelandic participation in 2011, Icelandic literature abroad today and the importance of translations. 

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27. October, 2021 News : "I love all my authors" An interview with the Norwegian translator, Tone Myklebost.

Tone Myklebost has translated Icelandic literature into Norwegian for decades. Among the authors she's translated are such luminaries as Einar Kárason, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Gerður Kristný, Sjón, Gyrðir Elíasson, and even Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness. All told, Tone has translated more than 50 books, including every one of the Icelandic recipients of the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for the last 25 years.

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12. October, 2021 News : Clear Results of Promotional Efforts

Compared to a decade ago, there are now three times as many Icelandic books translated into upwards of 50 foreign languages. Good translators make all the difference in ensuring that Icelandic books reach foreign readers while still maintaining their essential artistic value.

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13. September, 2021 News : Translators Tina Flecken and Tone Myklebost awarded Orðstír 2021

The award Orðstír, an honorary award for translations of Icelandic literature to a foreign language, is presented biannually, in conjunction with the Reykjavik International Literary Festival. The award is presented for an excellent translation of a work of Icelandic literature into another language, resulting in the increased renown of Icelandic literature abroad.

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2. September, 2021 News : Five Icelandic Authors at the Göteborg Book Fair

The Göteborg Book Fair will be held September 23-26 and now authors and book lovers will get a chance to meet although the fair will be smaller than before. 

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

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

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

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

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