2. December, 2019 News : Nominations for the 2019 Icelandic Literary Prize

15 titles have been nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize in three categories. The prize will be awarded by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, in the beginning of 2020.

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26. November, 2019 News : Reading Has Increased and Icelanders Now Read 2.3 Books per Month on Average

The findings of a new survey on reading in Iceland show that women and families with children read the most and that audio-books are growing in popularity. Young people read a lot in other languages than Icelandic and most people find inspiration for new reading material through friends and relatives.

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4. December, 2019 News : Nominations for The Women's Literature Prize (Fjöruverðlaunin)

Nine books by Icelandic female writers are nominated for The Women's Literature Prize 2020 in three categories; Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children & YA. 

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2. December, 2019 News : The Christmas Book Flood - A Beloved Icelandic Tradition

Christmastime is just around the corner, which means that Icelandic publishing houses release hundreds of new titles onto the Icelandic book market, commencing a unique tradition known as the Jólabókaflóð, or the Christmas Book Flood.

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11. November, 2019 News : Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir wins the Prix Médicis étranger 2019

Ólafsdóttir receives the esteemed Prize for the novel Ungfrú Ísland (Miss Iceland) translated by Eric Boury into French.

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11. November, 2019 News : Icelandic Writers Travel the World, Presenting their Work and Meeting their Readers

The authors promote literature all over the world, appearing every year in different literary events across continents, often with the support and backing of the Icelandic Literature Center.

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11. November, 2019 News : Great interest in Icelandic literature in France

Over the past three years Icelandic books are translated into French more than any other language, or over fifty titles. Authors from Iceland are frequent guests at literary events all over France – and there was a translators' seminar in Paris.

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31. October, 2019 News : Forty Icelandic Titles in English Translation published in UK and USA

Icelandic literature is fast gaining a world-wide following as can be seen by the fact that translations into foreign languages has tripled over the past decade. 

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15. October, 2019 News : We will be at the Frankfurt Book Fair and hope to see you there!

Icelandic Literature Center will be at the Icelandic stand 5.0 B82 and you are welcome! 

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14. October, 2019 News : Residential Grants offer translators proximity to Icelandic authors, language, and culture. The grants have been offered for 20 years!

Sixty-five residential grants have been allocated to translators of Icelandic literature working into 18 different languages for a residency at the guest apartment in Gunnarshús, Reykjavik.

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Nominations for the 2019 Icelandic Literary Prize - 2. December, 2019 News

15 titles have been nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize in three categories. The prize will be awarded by the President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, in the beginning of 2020.

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Reading Has Increased and Icelanders Now Read 2.3 Books per Month on Average - 26. November, 2019 News

The findings of a new survey on reading in Iceland show that women and families with children read the most and that audio-books are growing in popularity. Young people read a lot in other languages than Icelandic and most people find inspiration for new reading material through friends and relatives.

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Nominations for The Women's Literature Prize (Fjöruverðlaunin) - 4. December, 2019 News

Nine books by Icelandic female writers are nominated for The Women's Literature Prize 2020 in three categories; Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children & YA. 

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