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21. June, 2019 News : Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Kristín Ómarsdóttir & Ragnar Jónasson at The Göteborg Book Fair

The Göteborg Book Fair will be held September 26th to 29th and like previous years, Icelandic authors and Icelandic literature will feature prominently at the fair. 

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14. June, 2019 News : Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Culture Presents the Icelandic Literature Center's Grassroots Grants

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

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14. June, 2019 News : Translations into Icelandic from Eight Different Languages; English, Ancient Greek, French, Spanish, Czech, Russian, German, and Japanese.

A considerable increase in application and awarded grants compared to the same time last year.

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14. June, 2019 News : Eva Rún Snorradóttir Awarded The May Star Poetry Prize for Her Poetry Book "Fræ sem frjóvga myrkrið"

The prize was now awarded for the third time for a book of poetry.

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23. May, 2019 Orðstír 2019 : Translators Silvia Cosimini and John Swedenmark Receive the Orðstír Award 2019

Orðstír is the honorary award for translators of Icelandic literature into a foreign language, and was presented for the third time at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence.

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23. May, 2019 Translators' Seminar 2019 : Icelandic Served as an International Language at a Successful Translators' Seminar in Veröld – Vigdis' House

Eighteen translators, veterans and newcomers in the field, from 10 linguistic areas gathered at the seminar. The languages that they translate into are Polish, Czech, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, English, Russian, Latvian, German, and Italian.

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15. May, 2019 News : International Translators' Seminar held 29 April–30 April. Nineteen translators from eleven linguistic areas participate

With this seminar, the Icelandic Literature Centre aims to strengthen the bonds with translators working from Icelandic to various other languages, demonstrate through action how appreciated their work is, and welcome new translators. 

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26. April, 2019 News : Nominations for the 2019 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize.

Fourteen works have been nominated for the 2019 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize. Eight Nordic languages are represented among this year’s nominations, which were presented at the international book fair in Bologna on 2 April.

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11. April, 2019 News : Reykjavík International Literary Festival is just around the corner

Thirty authors from all over the world participate in readings, panels, and lectures, all of which are free and open to the public April 24th to 27th.

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11. April, 2019 News : Iceland's Honorary Participation Garnered Attention at a Recent Book Fair in Gdansk. Icelandic Writers Received a Warm Welcome

Participating in this event will no doubt further strengthen bonds between Iceland and Poland, kindle mutual interest in the literature of these nations, and increase the number of translations between the two languages, and in fact plans are already underway in that regard.

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Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Kristín Ómarsdóttir & Ragnar Jónasson at The Göteborg Book Fair - 21. June, 2019 News

The Göteborg Book Fair will be held September 26th to 29th and like previous years, Icelandic authors and Icelandic literature will feature prominently at the fair. 

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Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Culture Presents the Icelandic Literature Center's Grassroots Grants - 14. June, 2019 News

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

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Translations into Icelandic from Eight Different Languages; English, Ancient Greek, French, Spanish, Czech, Russian, German, and Japanese. - 14. June, 2019 News

A considerable increase in application and awarded grants compared to the same time last year.

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