Apply now: Translation grants, travel grants, sample translation grants and reader's report grants

15. August, 2022

Next application deadline is September 15th.

Translation grants from Icelandic:

The fund is open to foreign publishers wishing to publish a work translated from Icelandic. The aim of the fund is to promote Icelandic literature abroad. Grants are available for literature (prose, poetry and drama), non-fiction of general interest (including essays and biographies), comic books and children's books. Application deadline: 15 September.

Nordic translation grants: 

The Icelandic Literature Center awards grants on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers' to cover translation expenses for works which have been published in Iceland and translated from Icelandic into other Nordic languages. Application deadline: 15 September

Sample translation grants:  

Publishers, agents, translators and authors abroad, as well as in Iceland, may apply to the Icelandic Literature Center for sample translations grants of Icelandic literature into foreign languages. Application deadline: 15 September

Reader's report grants:

Publishers and agents from outside Iceland can apply for a reader's report grant to get professional opinion on adult or children's/YA fiction or non-fiction books, published in Iceland in Icelandic, they are considering publishing. Application deadline: 15 September

Travel grants:

Icelandic authors, foreign publishers or organisations arranging events can apply for travel grants for Icelandic authors travelling to promote their works abroad. Application deadline: 15 September


Latest news

The Icelandic author Rán Flygenring has won the 2023 Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize for the picture book “Eldgos”. - 6. November, 2023 News

This year's winner has created an explosively visual picture book about how wild and uncontrollable nature affects humans. They skilfully weave image and text into a playfully humorous story about a motley crowd of tourists that encounters a volcanic eruption. 


Great authors from Iceland at Gothenburg Book Fair 2023 - 11. September, 2023 News

Sjón, Fríða Ísberg and Ævar Þór Benediktsson
are Iceland´s representatives at the Fair
and the Icelandic Literature Center will also be there


Frankfurt Book Fair will take place from 18 to 22 of October - 11. September, 2023 News

Please feel free to book a meeting at or drop by at the Icelandic stand, 4.1 B10


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