2. April, 2020 News : Nominees for the 2020 Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize

Icelandic nominations: Villueyjar (E. Kingdom of the Islands) by Ragnhildur Hólmgeirsdóttir & Egill spámaður (E. Egill) by Lani Yamamoto.


18. March, 2020 News : “I wanted to open this world to my compatriots.”

Silvia Cosimini has translated over 70 Icelandic books into Italian, from Sagas to modern novels, and in conversation with Magnús Guðmundsson she talks about how this all started because she was the right person in the right time.


10. March, 2020 News : New 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 available at the National Library of Iceland!


10. March, 2020 News : Books from Iceland 2020

Selected titles of fiction, non-fiction, children & YA, crime fiction and also information about Icelandic literature and grants.


3. March, 2020 News : “Icelandic changed my life. The more I learned and read, the better I understood that this is my country.”

John Swedenmark is one of the most active translators of Icelandic literature into Swedish and in this interview with Magnús Guðmundsson he tells us about his first encounters with Icelandic, his love of poetry, and the importance of translation for literature.


21. February, 2020 News : Nominations for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2020

Bergsveinn Birgisson and Fríða Ísberg are nominated, on behalf of Iceland, for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2020.


11. February, 2020 News : The London Book Fair cancelled!

London Book Fair has been cancelled this year in the wake of the corona virus outbreak.


10. February, 2020 News : Author Visits Promote Literary Engagement Among Students

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir & Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir were chosen by the schools in this first round.


7. February, 2020 News : NordLit is a network of Nordic literary centers collaborating to boost visibility and distribution of Nordic literature

Each January, employees of the Nordic literary centers convene in one of the countries capitals in rotation.


7. February, 2020 News : The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, presented the 2019 Icelandic Literary Prize at Bessastaðir the Presidential Residence

The winners are Sölvi Björn Sigurðsson, Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir and Jón Viðar Jónsson.

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