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15. May, 2019 News : 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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15. May, 2019 News : 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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5. April, 2019 News : Iceland is the Guest of Honour at the Gdansk Book Fair 29-31 March

The Icelandic authors Hallgrímur Helgason, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Einar Kárason, Elísabet Jökulsdóttir and Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir will be special guests of the festival.

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5. April, 2019 News : More than hundred translated works from Icelandic into Polish

Edda is the first book translated from Icelandic into Polish, published in Poland in 1807! 

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6. March, 2019 News : Grants

Here you can read about our grants for publishers and translators abroad, and deadlines. 

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5. March, 2019 News : Nominations for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2019

Kristín Ómarsdóttir and Kristín Eiríksdóttir are nominated, on behalf of Iceland, for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2019.

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Translators Silvia Cosimini and John Swedenmark Receive the Orðstír Award 2019 - 15. May, 2019 News

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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Icelandic Served as an International Language at a Successful Translators' Seminar in Veröld – Vigdis' House - 15. May, 2019 News

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

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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