15. March, 2021 News : Record number of applications and grants for translations of Icelandic literature into other languages

Icelandic literature remains as popular as ever internationally, despite the pandemic. A Nordic translation initiative, and new approaches to promotion of books and authors abroad, have yielded good results.

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4. March, 2021 News : Nominations for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2021

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir and Andri Snær Magnason are nominated, on behalf of Iceland, for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2021.

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15. March, 2021 News : Icelandic literary prizes and awards in the past year: a summary

Works of Icelandic literature and their authors have received a range of prizes and awards in the past year. All published Icelandic books of the previous year in the relevant field are eligible.

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15. March, 2021 News : Authors visit high schools to increase students' interest in literature and reading

To cut a long story short, the authors' visits have proved a resounding success, and there is general satisfaction among all involved: teachers, students and the authors themselves.

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27. January, 2021 News : The 2020 Icelandic Literary Prize presented

The prize was awarded in three categories and the winners are Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir, Arndís Þórarinsdóttir, Hulda Sigrún Bjarnadóttir & Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson.

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20. January, 2021 News : Accessible list of Icelandic authors whose books have been published in other languages

On Icelandic Literature Center's website you can find a list of Icelandic authors whose books have been published in other languages - as well as a list of their published translations. 

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18. January, 2021 News : NordLit, the Nordic Literary Organisations' annual meeting held online 13-14 January

Each January, employees of the Nordic Literary Centers convene in one of the countries capitals in rotation. Now it was Denmark's turn, but due to the pandemic the meeting was online.

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18. January, 2021 News : Icelandic Authors discuss Icelandic literature – en français - now with English subtitles!

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Hallgrímur Helgason, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir and Sverrir Norland appear in the video.

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6. January, 2021 News : A new collection of recently published translations from Icelandic into several languages

Every week, The Icelandic Literature Center receives copies of Icelandic works of literature in foreign translations, courtesy of the translation grants allocated by the Center. Here you can see a diverse collection of book covers of some of the recently published translations. They are all available at the National Library of Iceland!

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21. December, 2020 News : Season's Greetings and A Happy New Year

We send all our friends, collaborators and booklovers all over the world our best season's greetings!

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Icelandic literature remains as popular as ever internationally, despite the pandemic. A Nordic translation initiative, and new approaches to promotion of books and authors abroad, have yielded good results.

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Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir and Andri Snær Magnason are nominated, on behalf of Iceland, for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2021.

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