Translators' Seminar held in Reykjavík April 2023

Icelandic Literature Center invites translators who translate Icelandic literature to a translators' seminar in Reykjavík in the end of April. This time the focus will be on Roman and Slavic languages with 20 participants.

11. April, 2023

The goal of the seminar is to strengthen bonds between translators of Icelandic literature into foreign languages and to show appreciation for their work, because translators are important ambassadors of literature, spreading the word far and wide. 

This time the focus will be on Roman and Slavic languages with around 20 participants from France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia and Poland - and some of them live in Iceland. All of them have in common that they translate directly from Icelandic into their mother tongue.

The Icelandic literature center wants to encourage new and up-and-coming translators and enable all participants to connect with the Icelandic literary scene and contemporary culture – in addition to meeting and working with more experienced colleagues.

The Icelandic Literature Center organises and hosts the seminar. Sponsors and collaborators are the following: The Árni Magnússon Institute, Reykjavik – UNESCO City of Literature, The Icelandic Publishers Association, Reykjavík International Literary Festival and The Writers' Union of Iceland.

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