27 grants awarded for translations into Icelandic from English, French, Hungarian, German, Spanish and ancient Greek

6. May, 2024

Translations of works by the authors R.F. Kuang, Atef Abu Saif, Nita Prose, Annie Ernaux, Franz Kafka and others.

  • Atef Abu Saif, R.F. Kuang, Shelby Van Pelt, Aldulrazak Gurnah, Alice Oseman, Gabriel García Marquez, Kathryn Hughes og J.R.R. Tolkien eru meðal höfunda sem verða þýddir.

Allocation for translation into Icelandic; 27 grants awarded in the first allocation of the year 2024.

Translations of works by the authors R.F. Kuang, Atef Abu Saif, Nita Prose, Annie Ernaux, Franz Kafka and others.

In the first allocation of the year 2024, 37 applications were received for translation into Icelandic. 27 grants in the amount of 8.8 million were awarded. ISK The second distribution of the year takes place in November.

Atef Abu Saif, R.F. Kuang, Shelby Van Pelt, Aldulrazak Gurnah, Alice Oseman, Gabriel García Marquez, Kathryn Hughes, and J.R.R. Tolkien are among the authors to be translated.

Grants for translation into Icelandic are awarded to translate important contemporary works, foreign fiction and academic publications. Grants are also awarded for translated high-quality, picture-rich books for children and young people.

In this first allocation of the year, 27 grants were awarded, of which 4 illustrated books for children and young people.

These are works both contemporary works and classic world literature. It is translated from English, French, Hungarian, German, Spanish and ancient Greek, and the translators include Ingunn Snædal, Jón Hallur Stefánsson, Þórhildur Ólafsdóttir, Bjarni Jónsson and Helga Soffía Einarsdóttir.

Translated Works include:

 

  • Don't Look Left. Diary of Genocide by Atef Abu Saif. Translator: Bjarni Jónsson. Publisher: Angústura
  • Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. Translator: Nanna B. Þórsdóttir. Publisher: Forlagð
  • Yellowface by R.F. Kuang. Translator: Ingunn Snædal. Publisher: Kill
  • The Mystery Guest by Nita Prose. Translator: Magnea J. Matthíasdóttir. Publisher: Forlagð
  • The Tokyo-Montana Express by Richard Brautigan. Translator: Þórður Snævar Jónsson. Publisher: Ugla Publishing
  • The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien. Translator: Sólveig Sif Hreiðarsdóttir. Publisher: Kver Book Publishing
  • Zum Ewigen Frieden by Immanuel Kant. Translator: Egill Arnarson. Publisher: The Icelandic Literature Society
  • Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. Translator: Elías Rúni and Mars M. Proppé. Publisher: Salka
  • Splendeurs et miséres des courtisanes by Honoré de Balzac. Translator: Sigurjón Björnsson. Publisher: Skrudda

 


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