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Höfundar

Bergsveinn Birgisson - Arabic arabíska Czech Danish Danska Eistneska Estonian Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Fræðibækur German Hebreska Hebrew Hungarian Italian Ítalska Non–fiction Norska Norwegian Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska (brasilísk) Skáldsögur Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Bergsveinn Birgisson holds a doctorate in Norse philology and has an expansive background in folklore, oral histories, and lyrical poetry. Birgisson is also happy having learnt about the cultural institution a sheep farm represents.

A true researcher at heart, Birgisson has spent his life studying language and how it represents the truth of the human condition. He currently resides in Bergen, Norway, where he continues to write classical tales.

Birgisson's work has been widely recognized through prestigious awards and nominations.

 

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Works in translation

  • Lifandilífslækur (Vitality Brook) Bjartur, 2018

Austria (Residenz Verlag) transl. Elenore Gudmundsson; Hungary (Corvina); Italy (Iperborea) transl. Silvia Cosimini; Israel (Lesa Press); Norway (Vigmostad & Bjørke) transl. Oskar Vistdal

 

  •  Svarti víkingurinn (The Black Viking) Bjartur, 2016

Brazil (Globo); Czech Republic (Albatros Media); Denmark (Gyldendal); Egypt (Al Arabi Publishing); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Bazar); Hungary (Lira); Italy (Iperborea); Norway (Vigmostad & Bjørke); Sweden (Bazar); Paramount Pictures and Anonymous Content (screen rights)

 

  • Geirmundar saga Heljarskinns (Saga of Geirmund Heljarskinn) Bjartur, 2015

Norway (Pelikanen Forlag)

 

  • Svar við bréfi Helgu (Reply to a letter to Helga) Bjartur, 2010

Columbia (Poklonka editores); Denmark (C&K); Egypt (Al Arabi); Finland (Bazar Kustannus Oy); France (Zulma); Israel (Lesa Press); Italy (Bompiani); Norway (Pelikanen Forlag); Spain (Lumen); Sweden (Bazar Förlag); Turkey (Palto); Film rights: ZikZak Film, Iceland; Theatre rights: Norway, France, Iceland, Denmark

 

  • Handbók um hugarfar kúa (Manual on the Mentality of Cows) Bjartur, 2009

Denmark (C&K Forlag); Norway (Pelikanen forlag)

  • Landslag er aldrei asnalegt (Landscape is never corny) Bjartur, 2003

Denmark (C&K forlag); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Residenz Verlag); Italy (Bompiani); Norway (Pelikanen Forlag)


 

Contact

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir - Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Franska French German Italian Ítalska Skáldsögur Ukrainian Úkraínska Þýska

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir (b. 1976) has earned herself a place among Iceland's most talented writers. Her work is fresh, original and exciting, with a well-ordered structure and a flawless narrative mode. In her unique way, Guðrún Eva captures human emotion at the breaking point. She has published a number of novels and short stories, which have been translated worldwide. Guðrún Eva was awarded the Icelandic Literary Prize in 2011 for Everything With a Kiss Awakens (Allt með kossi vekur), the DV Cultural Prize in 2006 for Yosoy and in 2014 for Angel Dust (Englarik), and the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize in 2019 for Ástin Texas (Love Texas). 


Works in translation

  • Ástin Texas (Love, Texas) Bjartur 2018

Ukraine (Vydavnyststvo) transl. Vitaliy Kryvonos

 

  • Englaryk Forlagið 2014

Germany (btb/Random House) transl. Anika Wolff

  • Allt með kossi vekur, Forlagið 2011

Germany (btb/Random House) transl. Anika Wolff; Italy (Scritturapura) transl. Silvia Cosimini

 

  • Skaparinn (The Creator) Forlagið 2011

Finnish (Athena); France (Autrement) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson; UK (Portobello Books) transl. Sarah Bowen; Germany (btb/ Random House) transl. Tina Flecken; Italy (Scritturapura) transl. Silvia Cosimini; India (Malayan) (Megha Books) 

 

  • Á meðan hann horfir á þig ertu María mey 1998

France (Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson

 

  • Yosoy, Forlagið, 2005

Denmark (Art People/People's Press) transl. Nanna Kalkar; Italy (Scritturapura) transl. Silvia Cosimini

 

  • Albúm 2002

France (Tusitala) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson


Contact

Andri Snær Magnason - Arabic arabíska Barna– ungmennabækur Bulgarian Búlgarska Children – YA Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Fræðibækur Færeyska German Greek Greenlandic gríska Grænlenska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Non–fiction Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Skáldsögur Slovak Slóvakíska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Taílenska Tékkneska Thai Turkish Tyrkneska Ukrainian Ungverska Úkraínska Þýska

Andri Snær Magnason is one of Iceland's most celebrated writers. He has won the Icelandic Literary Prize for fiction, children's fiction and non-fiction. In addition, Magnason has written poetry, plays, short stories and essays. In 2009 Magnason co-directed the documentary Dreamland, which was based on his book Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation. Magnason ran for president of Iceland in 2016 and came third out of nine candidates. Magnason lives in Reykjavik with his wife and four children.

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Works in translation

  • Um tímann og vatnið (On Time and Water) 2019 

Bulgaria (Janet45), Canada (in English, Biblioasis) Lytton Smith, Canada (in French, Éditions XYZ) Catherine Mercy and Véronique Mercy, Croatia (Planetopija D.O.O.) Casper Sare, Czech Republic (Argo) Marta Bartoskova , Denmark (Klim) Nanna Kalkar, Egypt (Al Arabi), Estonia (Postimees Kirjastus), Finland (Aula) Tapio Koivukari, France (Editions Leduc.s/Alisio) Catherine Mercy and Véronique Mercy, Germany (Suhrkamp) Tina Flecken, Hungary (Gondolat) Bence Patat, Italy (Iperborea) Silvia Cosimini, Korea (Bookhouse), Macedonia (ArtConnect Publishing), Norway (Aschehoug) Tone Myklebost, Poland (Karakter Publishing House) Jacek Godek, Russia (Eksmo), Slovakia (Vydavateľstvo Absynt), Spain (Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial/Salamandra) Rafael Garcia, Sweden (Norstedts) John Swedenmark, The Netherlands (De Geus) Kim Middel, Turkey (Domingo), UK (Profile/Serpent‘s Tail) Lytton Smith, Ukraine (Machaon), US (Open letter) Lytton Smith

 

  • Tímakistan (Time Casket) 2013 

Denmark (Tiderne Skifter) Kim Lembek; Hungary (Gondolat Kiado) Bence Patat; Turkey (Domingo Yayınevi); Brazil (Morro Branco) Suzannah Almeida; Japan (NHK); Mainland China (Jieli); Taiwan (Eastern); Italy (Giunti) Silvia Cosimini; Greece (Patakis) Tziritas Manos; Finland (Aula & Co); Korea (Arumbooks); Romania (Paralela 45); World English (Restless Books) Björg Árnadóttir & Andrew Cauthery; Macedonia (Antolog); Czech Republic (Argo); Egypt (Mahrousa)

 

  • LoveStar 2002

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe) Tina Flecken; World English (Seven Stories Press) Victoria Cribb; Hungary (Gondolat Kiadó) Péter Papolczy; France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg (Zulma) Eric Boury; Québec (Alto) Eric Boury; Japan (Tokyo Sogensha); Egypt (Al Arabi); Turkey (Final Yayıncılık) Kayaoglu, Ersel; Brazil (Morro Branco); Portugal (Bertrand); Korea (Booklog); Macedonia (Ikona); Norway (Bokvennen); Albanian Minority of Macedonia (Skhupi); Serbia (Presing)

 

  • Sagan af bláa hnettinum (The Story of the Blue Planet) 1999

France (Gallimard Jeunesse) Francois Emion; Denmark (Gads Forlag); Sweden (Kabusa); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); Greenland (Atuakkiorfik); Estonia (Eesti Raamat); Spain (Omega); Italy (RCS Libri/Fabbri Editori); Yugoslavia (Izdavacka Kuca Draganic); Thailand (Image Publishing); Greece (Patakis); Korea (Tin Drum Publishing); Japan (Gakken); China (Beijing Yuanliu Classic Culture, Ltd.); Romania and Hungary (Koinónia); Lithuania (Zara); Germany (Leipziger Kinderbuchverlag); Finland (Pieni Karhu); Russia (OM Books); Turkey (Pegasus Yayinlari); Norway (Commentum/audiobook: Karviland); US/UK/Australia/ Canada (Seven Stories Press); Brazil/Portugal (Hedra); Taiwan (Commonwealth Publishing ); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishing); Poland (EneDueRabe); Romania (Paralela 45); Bulgaria (Ergon); Macedonia (Antolog); Latvia (Liels un mazs), Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Israel (Aryeh Nir)


 

Contact 

Gerður Kristný - Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska German Ljóð Norska Norwegian Poetry Serbian Serbneska Skáldsögur Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Þýska

Gerður Kristný is the author of more than 30 books and has received numerous prizes and accolades for her work, which has been translated into many languages. She proved herself as one of Iceland‘s most interesting poets with her first book and has since then published several books of poetry, as well as short stories, novels and children‘s books. Awards for her work include the Icelandic Literature Prize and a nomination for the Nordic Council Literary Prize, the Icelandic Journalist Award, the Icelandic Children‘s Book Award and The Halldor Laxness Literary Award. Her poetry and short stories have been included in school textbooks at the elementary and secondary level, as well as in anthologies published in Iceland and overseas.

 


Works in translation

  • Sálumessa (Reykjavik Requiem) 2018

Denmark (Forlaget Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen, Norway (Nordsjøforlaget) transl. Oskar Vistdal, UK (Arch Publications) transl. Rory McTurk

 

  • Smartís (Smarties) 2017 

Denmark (Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen

 

  • Hestvík (The Lake Hestvík) 2016 

Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Tone Myklebost; Denmark (Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum Nielsen

 

  • Ljóðasafn 2014

Serbia (Treći Trg) transl. Casper Sare

 

  • Drápa 2014

Denmark (Forlaget Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen, Norway (Nordsjøforlaget), UK (Arch Publications) transl. Rory McTurk

 

  • Strandir 2012

Norway (Nordsjøforlaget) transl. Oskar Vistdal

 

  • Blóðhófnir 2010

Denmark (Forlaget Vandkunsten) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen, Finland (Savukeidas Publishing) transl. Tapio Kauvukari, Norway (Nordsjøforlaget) transl. Knut Ødegård, Spain (Ediciones Torremozas S.L) transl. Rafael García Perez; Sweden (Ariel Förlag) transl. John Swedenmark, UK (Arch Publications) transl. Rory McTurk

 

  • Garðurinn (The Garden) 2008

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Bloomsbury / Saga Verlag) transl. Karl-Ludwig Wetzig; Norway (Bokvennen); Denmark (Vandkunsten); Finland (Enostone)

 

  • Bátur með segli og allt (A Boat with Sails and All) 2004 

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Ullstein) transl. Tina Flecken


Contact

 

Hildur Knútsdóttir - Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Czech Franska French Macedonian Makedónska Tékkneska

Hildur Knútsdóttir has garnered widespread attention and awards with her books Winter Dark and Winter Frost, which have been translated into several languages and are being turned into a television series. The Witch is the sequel to The Lion, which won the Reykjavik Children's Literature Prize and was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize. Knútsdottir has written many popular books for young adults and garnered much critical praise.

 


Works in translation

  • Vetrarhörkur (Winter Frost) 2016 

France (Thierry Magnier); Czech Republic (Práh); TV Rights sold to RVK Studios

 

  • Vetrarfrí (Winter Dark) 2015

France (Thierry Magnier); Czech Republic (Práh); Macedonia (Publisher); TV Rights sold to RVK Studios


Contact

Kristín Eiríksdóttir - Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Franska French Hungarian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Poetry Skáldsögur Swedish Sænska Ungverska

Kristín Eiríksdóttir made her mark on the literary scene in a big way with her collection of short stories, Doris Dies in 2010. Critics agreed that a new, fully-fledged author had arrived with one of the most significant works of fiction of the year. Her voice is strong and importunate – one of the most original of her generation.


Works in translation

 

  • Elín, ýmislegt (A Fist or a Heart) 2017

World English (AmazonCrossing) transl. Larissa Kyzer; Hungary (Polar Könyvek) transl. Katalin Rácz; Macedonia (ArtConnect) transl. Meri Kicovska; Denmark (Grif ) transl. Kim Lembek; France (Les Editions Noir sur Blanc) transl. Jean-Christophe Salaün; Sweden (Flo förlag) transl.  Arvid Nordh


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Arnaldur Indriðason - Arabic arabíska Armenian armenska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Crime Fiction Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska Georgian Georgíska German Glæpasögur Greek gríska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Slovene slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Arnaldur Indriðason has the rare distinction of having won the Nordic Crime Novel Prize two years running. He is also the winner of the highly respected and world-famous CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel of the year in the English language, Silence of the Grave. Indridason's novels have sold over 14 million copies worldwide, in 40 languages, and have won numerous well-respected prizes and received rave reviews all over the world.

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Works in translation

  • Tregasteinn (The Quiet Mother) 2019

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Éditions Métailié); The Netherlands (Uitgeverij Volt)

 

  • Stúlkan hjá brúnni (The Girl By the Bridge) 2018

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Éditions Métailié); Italy (Ugo Guanda); The Netherlands (Uitgeverij Volt)

 

 

  • Myrkrið veit (The Darkness Knows) 2017 

Finland (Blue Moon); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Norway (CappelenDamm); Sweden (Norstedts); The Netherlands (Uitgeverij Q); UK/ Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (PRH/ Harvill Secker); USA (St. Martin‘s Press)

 

  • Petsamo 2016 

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Sweden (Norstedts); The Netherlands (Querido); Italy (Guanda); Finland (Blue Moon); Norway (CappelenDamm); Czech Republic (MOBA)

 

 

  • Þýska húsið (The Shadow Killer) 2015

 Czech Republic (MOBA); UK/Australia/New Zealand/ South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin‘s Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié); The Netherlands (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Finland (Blue Moon)

 

  • Kamp Knox (Oblivion) 2014 

 

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin‘s Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié); The Netherlands (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Norway (CappelenDamm); Finland (Blue Moon); Czech Republic (MOBA); Romania (Editura Trei); Lebanon (Thaqafa)

 

  • Skuggasund (The Shadow District) 2013

Netherlands (Querido); Spain/Andorra/Southand Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Norway (CappelenDamm); Italy (Ugo Guanda) Alessandro Storti; Finland (Blue Moon); UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin‘s Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Sweden (Norstedts); Czech Republic (MOBA)

 

  • Reykjavíkurnætur (Reykjavik Nights) 2012

 

The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin‘s Press/Thomas Dunne Books); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié); Sweden (Norstedts); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Finland (Blue Moon); Norway (CappelenDamm); Italy (Ugo Guanda) Alessandro Storti ; Czech Republic (MOBA); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Korea (Open Books); Hungary (Central Kiadói Csoport); Lebanon (Arabic Scientific Publishing)

 

  • Einvígið (The Great Match) 2011 

The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Sweden (Norstedts); Italy (Ugo Guanda) Silvia Cosimini; Finland (Blue Moon); Norway (CappelenDamm); Czech Republic (MOBA); Spain/Andorra/ South- and Central America (RBA Libros); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers)

 

 

  • Furðustrandir (Strange Shores) 2010

 

The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Norway (CappelenDamm); Sweden (Norstedts); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Finland (Blue Moon); Czech Republic (MOBA); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Hungary (Animus); Denmark (Rosinante); Spain/Andorra / South- and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Abu Dhabi (Thaqafa)

 

  • Svörtuloft (Black Skies) 2009

The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Finland (Blue Moon); Sweden (Norstedts); Norway (CappelenDamm); UK/Australia/ New Zealand/South Africa (Random House/ Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Czech Republic (MOBA); Denmark (Rosinante); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Spain/Andorra/Southand Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Poland (Foksal); Abu Dhabi (Thaqafa)

 

 

  • Myrká (Outrage) 2008 

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Norway (CappelenDamm); UK/Australia/New Zealand/ South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Finland (Blue Moon); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Czech Republic (MOBA); Denmark (Rosinante); Spain/ Andorra South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishing); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Hungary (Animus); Poland (Foksal); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha)

 

 

  • Harðskafi (Hypothermia) 2007 

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Rosinante); Norway (CappelenDamm); The Czech Republic (MOBA); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Korea (Munhakdogne); Russia (Corpus); Spain/Andorra South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Hungary (Animus); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishing); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Poland (Foksal); Romania (Editura Trei) Monica Vlad 2019; Turkey (Dogan); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha)

 

 

  • Konungsbók (The King's Book) 2006

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); The Czech Republic (MOBA); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié)

 

 

  • Vetrarborgin (Arctic Chill) 2005 

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Sweden (Norstedts/ Prisma); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Finland (Blue Moon); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/Switzerland /Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Norway (CappelenDamm); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Russia (Corpus); Hungary (Animus); Poland (WAB); Brazil (Companyia das letras); Abu Dhabi (Thaqfa); Turkey (Dogan); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Turkey (Dogan); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha)

 

  • Kleifarvatn (The Draining Lake) 2004

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/ Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Rosinante); Norway (CappelenDamm); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Catalonia (La Magrana); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Portugal (Porto Editores); Hungary (Animus); Turkey (Dogan); Russia (Corpus); Poland (WAB); Greece (Metachmio); Abu Dhabi (Thaqfa); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Korea (Open Books); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha)

 

 

  • Bettý (Betty) 2003

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Spain/Andorra//Central and South America/USA
(RBA Libros)

 

 

  • Röddin (Voices) 2002 

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Rosinante); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Norway (CappelenDamm); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/ USA (RBA Libros); Russia (Corpus); Catalonia (La Magrana); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Portugal (Porto Editores); Turkey (Dogan); Romania (Trei); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha Co) Yumiko Yanagisawa þýtt úr sænsku; Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers); Poland (WAB); Korea (Younglim Cardinal); Greece (Metachmio); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Bulgaria (Colibri); Serbia (Booka)

 

 

  • Grafarþögn (Silence of the Grave) 2001

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Forum / Rosinante); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Norway (CappelenDamm); Czech Republic (MOBA); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Ugo Guanda); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Turkey (Sinemis Yayanlari); Korea (Elixir); Taiwan (Crown); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Poland (WAB); Russia (Corpus); Catalonia (La Magrana); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Portugal (Porto Editores); Basque Country (Alberdania); Romania (Trei); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha Co); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers); Vietnam (AlphaBooks); Greece (Metachmio); Serbia (Booka); Bulgaria (Colibri); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Macedonia (TRI Publishing Centre); Macedonia/Albanian (Shkupi); Latvia (Apgads Mansards)

 

  • Mýrin (Jar City) 2000

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/Harvill Secker); USA /Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); The Netherlands/ Belgium/Luxembourg (Signature / Querido); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Italy (Ugo Guanda); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros); Brazil (Editora Record); Portugal (Livraria Civilizaçao Editora); Finland (Blue Moon); Denmark (Forum / Rosinante); Sweden (Norstedts/Prisma); Norway (CappelenDamm); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Bulgaria (Infodar); Czech Republic (MOBA); Hungary (Animus); Poland (Foksal); Rumenia (Trei); Slovenia (Didakta); Israel (Keter); Greece/Cyprus (Metaixmio); Turkey (Sinemis Yayınları); Estonia (Nynorden); Japan (Tokyo Sogensha Co); Taiwan (Crown); Korea (Younglim Cardinal Inc.); Russia (Corpus); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers); Latvia (Apgards Mansards); Lithuania (Media Incognito); Serbia (Booka); Macedonia (TRI Publishing Centre); Armenia (Guitank Publishing); Simplified Chinese (Xinhua); Macedonia/Albanian (Shkupi); Croatia (Knjige i sve); Georgia (Palitra)

 

 

  • Napóleonsskjölin (Operation Napoleon) 1999

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Czech Republic (MOBA); UK/Australia/ New Zealand/South-Africa (Random House/ Harvill Secker); USA/Philippines (St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); The Netherlands (Querido)

 

  • Dauðarósir (Silent Kill) 1998

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe Lübbe); Czech Republic (MOBA); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Sweden (Norstedts); France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Spain/ Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros)

 

 

  • Synir duftsins (Sons of Earth) 1997

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Verlagsgruppe/Lübbe); The Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg (Querido); Czech Republic (MOBA); France/ Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (RBA Libros)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lilja Sigurðardóttir - Arabic arabíska Armenian armenska Crime Fiction Czech Danish Danska English Enska Franska French German Glæpasögur Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Pólska Romanian Rúmenska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Þýska

Lilja Sigurðardóttir is an award-winning playwright, and an author of six crime novels. She has won the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award for her last two novels, Cage and Betrayal, and both titles represented Iceland at the Nordic Crime Fiction Awards. Sigurðardóttir has also been longlisted for a CWA International Dagger Award, Prix du Meilleur Polar at Points and Edinburgh International Book Festival's First Book Award. The film rights to her Reykjavik Noir trilogy (Snare, Trap and Cage) have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California.

 

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Works in translation

  • Blóðrauður sjór (Red as Blood) 2020

World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates

 

  • Helköld sól (Cold as Hell) 2019 

World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates

 

  • Svik (Betrayal) 2018 

World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates; France (Éditions Métailié) transl. Jean-Christophe Salaün; Poland (Wydawnictwo Kobiece) transl. Jacek Godek

 

  • Búrið (Cage) 2017 

Denmark (ArtPeople) transl. Nanna Kalkar; France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié) transl. Jean Christophe Salaün; Poland (Wydawnictwo Kobiece) transl. Jasek Godek; World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates; Sweden (Bigarråbok); Germany (DuMont)

 

  • Netið (Trap) 2016 

Denmark (ArtPeople) transl. Nanna Kalkar; France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Éditions Métailié) transl. Jean Cristophe Salaün; Poland (Wydawnictwo Kobiece) transl. Jacek Godek; World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates; Sweden (Bigarråbok); Germany (DuMont)

 

  • Gildran (Snare) 2015 France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié) transl. Jean Christophe Salaün; Norway (Font); Czech Republic (Leda); World English (Orenda Books) transl. Quentin Bates; Denmark (ArtPeople) transl. Nanna Kalkar; Egypt (Al Arabi); Macedonia (Bata Press); Poland (Wydawnictwo Kobiece) transl. Jacek Godek; Sweden (Bigarråbok); Germany (DuMont); Romania (Crime Scene Press); Armenia (Guitank) Film rights sold to 66 Degrees North/Palomar Pictures

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Steinar Bragi - Czech Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French German Greek gríska Hollenska Italian Ítalska Norska Norwegian Polish Pólska Russian Rússneska Skáldsögur Slovak Slóvakíska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Þýska

Steinar Bragi (b. 1975), of Reykjavík, Iceland, is the author of several books of poetry and prose. Debuting as a 23-year-old with the critically acclaimed poetry collection Black Hole (1998), he later turned to prose with the novel Women, a claustrophobic abstraction of the price of being a woman under the male-driven capitalist society and misogynistic power structures that threaten to break the nation's economy. Women was later nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. In the modern Icelandic saga The Ice Lands, Bragi's international breakthrough, Iceland's economic demise is revisited, with four victims of the financial crisis hurdling towards an unthinkable end during a nightmarish trip across the nations volcanic hinterlands. A nascent master of contemporary horror, Bragi illuminates the darkest corners of our collective psyche with Lovecraftian detail while in the vein of Stephen King.

 

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Works in translation

  • Hálendið (The Ice Lands), Forlagid, 2011

Czech Republic, Zlin, 2016

Denmark, Gyldendal, 2015

Finland, Like, 2016

France, Métailié, 2013

Germany, DVA, 2016

Greece, Klidarithmos, 2017

Italy, Marsilio, 2017

Netherlands, Luitingh-Sijthoff, 2015

Norway, Gyldendal, 2016

Spain, Destino, 2016

Sweden, Natur & Kultur, 2014

UK & Commonwealth, Pan Macmillan, 2016

 

  • Kata (Kata), Forlagid, 2014

Czech Republic, Zlin, 2019

Denmark, Gyldendal, 2018

Finland, Like, 2019

Netherlands, Xander, 2018

Norway, Gyldendal

Poland, Literackie, 2019

Russia, Eksmo

Slovakia, Albatros, 2019

Sweden, Natur & Kultur, 2017


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Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir - Bulgarian Búlgarska Croatian Czech Dutch English Enska Faroese Fiction Færeyska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Italian Ítalska Króatíska Litháíska Lithuanian Macedonian Makedónska Serbian Serbneska Skáldsögur Spanish Spænska Tékkneska

Environmental activist and author Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir (b. 1972) is a powerful, poetic voice on the Icelandic literary scene. Her novel Land of Love and Ruins won the EU Prize for Literature and the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize. In addition to publishing four novels and several books of poetry and essays, she has worked in the art world as a lecturer and gallerist, has received a grant to study archives and museums in Iceland, has been an environmental activist, and has collaborated with the musical artist Björk in composing lyrics for her albums Biophilia and Vulnicura. She has received advanced degrees in political philosophy from the University of Iceland and The Sorbonne. Oddný Eir lives in the Icelandic countryside by the glacier Eyjafjallajökull.

 


Works in translation

  • Jarðnæði, Bjartur, 2011

Bulgaria (Editions Nov Zlatorog)
Croatia (Sandorf Nakladnistvo)
Czech Republic (Bourdon)
Netherlands (De Geus)
Faroe Islands (Sprotin)
Israel (Lesa Press)
Italy (Safara)
Lithuania (Leidykla Aukso Zuvyz)
Macedonia (Antolog)
Serbia (Heliks)
Spain (Editorial Sexto Piso)
US (Restless Books)

 

  • Blátt blóð – Í leit að kátu sæði, Bjartur, 2014

US (Amazon Crossing)


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Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir - Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Skáldsögur

Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir has a master's degree in creative writing. Magma is her first novel. When Magma was first published in Iceland it shot straight to the top of the bestseller's list and received great reviews. The novel has sparked discussion and debate among people of all genders in society and has been described as a must-read. Þóra is also a member of the poetry collective Imposter Poets and has published books of poetry with the collective.


  • Kvika (Magma), Forlagið, 2019

World English US (Grove Atlantic), UK (Picador) transl. Mag Matich 

Denmark (Silkefyret) transl. Nanna Kalkar 


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Dagur Hjartarson - Fiction Franska French Ljóð Poetry Skáldsögur

Dagur Hjartarson is amongst Iceland's most interesting merging writers. His first novel, The Last Confession of Love, was shortlisted for The European Union Prize for Literature 2016. Hjartarson has also been awarded the Tomas Gudmundsson Poetry Prize and the Icelandic Literature Center's Newcomer's Grant as well as the Jon ur Vor Poetry Prize.


Works in translation

  • Síðasta ástarjátningin (The Last Confession of Love), Forlagið 2016 France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (La Peuplade), transl. Jean-Christophe Salaün

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Guðbergur Bergsson - Arabic arabíska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French German Greek gríska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Kínverska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Skáldsögur Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Guðbergur Bergsson is one of Iceland's leading authors, the first one to win the coveted Icelandic Literary Prize twice, first in 1991 for the widely acclaimed The Swan and then in 1997 for the first volume of his biographical novel Father and Mother and the Mystery of Childhood, which was also nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 1992. Bergsson has been named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Department of Foreign Languages of the University of Iceland.


Works in translation

  • Þrír snéru aftur (Three Turned Back) 2014

Denmark (Sisyfos) transl. Skyum-Nielsen; France/ Switzerland/ Luxembourg (Métailié) transl. Eric Boury

 

  • Missir (Loss) 2010

Brazil (Bateia); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (Tusquets) transl. Enrique Bernárdez Sancis; Hungary (Gondolat Kiadó); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié) transl. Eric Boury

 

  • Eins og steinn sem hafið fágar (Like a Stone Smoothed by the Sea) 1998 

Sweden (Atlantis) transl. Inge Knutsson

 

 

  • Faðir og móðir og dulmagn bernskunnar (Father and Mother and the Mystery of Childhood) 1997

Brazil (Rocco); Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (Tusquets) transl. Enrique Bernárdez Sanchis; Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Saga Verlag); Sweden (Atlantis) transl. Inge Knutsson

 

 

  • Sú kvalda ást sem hugarfylgsnin geyma (Torments of Love in the Chamber of the Mind) 1993  

Sweden (Rabén/Prisma/Arleskar) transl. Inge Knutson; Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/USA (Tusquets) transl. Enrique Bernárdez Sanchis; Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Saga Verlag) transl. Hans Brückner

 

 

  • Svanurinn (The Swan) 1991

Turkey (Marti Yayinlari); Bulgaria (Hemus) transl. Tanja Dímítrova; Brazil (Rocco); Czech Republic (Ivo Zelezni/Praha) transl. Helena Kadecková; Denmark (Rhodos) transl. Erik Skyum Nielsen; Sweden (Rabén/Prisma/Arleskar) transl. Inge Knutsson; France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Gallimard); Germany/Austria/ Switzerland (Saga Verlag) transl. Hubert Seelow; Spain/Andorra/South and Central America/ USA (Tusquets) transl. Aitor Yraola; UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa, USA/Philippines (Mare's Nest) transl. Bernard Scudder; Italy (Il Saggiatore) transl. Silvia Cosimini; Finland (Like) transl. Tapio Koivukari; The Netherlands/Belgium/ Luxembourg (De Geus) transl. Marcel Otten; Greece (Ellinika Grammata); Estonia (SA Kultuurilent) transl. Arvo Alas; Lithuania (Leidykla Vaga) transl. Rasa Ruseckiene; Taiwan (Owl Publishing); World Arab (Sphinx); Ethiopia (Qirtas); Macedonia (Antolog) Nikolce Mickocki Film rights: Vintage Pictures

 

 

 

  • Tómas Jónsson metsölubók (Tomas Jonsson: A Bestseller) 1966  

Denmark (Sisyfos); USA/UK/ANZ (Open Letter) transl. Lytton Smith; Hungary (POLAR Egyesület)

 

 

 


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Hugleikur Dagsson - Czech Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Finnish Finnska Franska French German Graphic novel Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Myndasögur Norska Norwegian Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Ungverska Þýska

Hugleikur Dagsson is Iceland's uncrowned prince of the graphic novel. His work has received a great deal of praise both in Iceland and abroad, although some people look on his comic strips as childish scribbles.

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Works in translation

  • Hvað með börnin (Think of the Children) 2015

Finland (Atena)

 

  • You Are Nothing 2014 

 

Spain (Anagrama); Czech Republic (Volvox Globator); The Netherlands (BBNC Uitgevers)

 

  • My Pussy is Hungry 2013 

Spain (Anagrama); Czech Republic (Volvox Globator); The Netherlands (BBNC Uitgevers)

 

  • I Hate Dolphins 2013

Spain (Anagrama); Czech Republic (Volvox Globator); The Netherlands (BBNC Uitgevers)

 

 

  • 1001 Um okkur (1001 About Us) 2006 

Brazil (Hedra); Italy (Arnoldo Mondadori/ISBN); Finland (Atena); Norway (Gyldendal); US (HarperCollins); Hungary (Partvonal); Germany (Rowohlt); France (Sonatine/Warum); Sweden (Kartago); UK/ ANZ (Penguin); Estonia (Paljasjalg OÜ); France (Editions Warum)

 

 


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Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl - Croatian Danish Danska Fiction Franska French German Greek gríska Króatíska Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Poetry Skáldsögur Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Þýska

Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl was awarded The Icelandic Literary Prize and The Book Merchant's Prize for his novel Evil, as well as being nominated for the Nordic Council's Literary Award. When Evil came out in France in 2015 it was shortlisted for the Prix Médicis Étranger, the Prix Meilleur Livre Étranger and received the Transfuge award for best Nordic fiction.

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Works in translation

  • Brúin yfir Tangagötu 2020

France (Métailie); Sweden (Rámus) transl. John Swedenmark

 

  • Hans Blær 2018

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié) transl. Jean-Christophe Salaun; Spain/South America (Hoja de lata) transl. Enrique Bernárdez Sanchis

 

  • Heimska (Stupidity) 2015 

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury; Sweden (Rámus) transl. John Swedenmark

 

  • Illska (Evil) 2012

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Klett-Cotta) transl. Betty Wahl/Tina Flecken; France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg (Métailié) transl. Eric Boury; Sweden (Rámus förlag) transl. Anna Gunnarsdotter Grönberg; Denmark (Ordenes By) transl. Nanna Kalkar; Greece (Polis) transl. Stavroula Georgakopoulou; Croatia (Naklada OceanMore) transl. Daria Lazic; Macedonia (Art Connect) transl. Katerina Josifoska; Spain (Hoja de Lata) transl. Enrique Bernárdez Sanchis

 

  • Gæska (Kindness) 2009 

France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg (Métailié) transl. Eric Boury

 

  • Eitur fyrir byrjendur (Poison for Beginners) 2006 

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Kozempel & Timm) transl. Anna von Heynitz and Anita Rübberdt; Sweden (Rámus Förlag) transl. Anna Gunnarsdotter Grönberg; France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg (Métailié) transl. Eric Boury

 


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Árni Þórarinsson - Crime Fiction Czech Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Finnish Finnska Franska French German Glæpasögur Greek gríska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Pólska Slovene slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Ungverska Þýska

Árni Þórarinsson is a nationally renowned award-winning journalist and a media personality. He has written several gripping crime novels and two TV scripts, one of which was nominated to The Edda Award (best television script of the year 2002). Þórarinsson was the editor of Mannlif magazine and has also been on the board of the Reykjavik Film Festival as well as a member of several panels of judges at international film festivals.


Works in translation

  • Þrettán dagar (Thirteen Days) 2016

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury

 

  • Glæpurinn (The Crime) 2013  

France/ Switzerland/ Luxembourg (Métailié) transl.  Éric Boury; Armenia (Guitank) Karine Aghabekyan

 

  • Ár kattarins (The Year of the Cat) 2012

 

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury

 

  • Morgunengill (Angel of the Morning) 2010

 

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury

 

  • Sjöundi sonurinn (The Seventh Son) 2008

 

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury; Norway (Bazar) transl. Ine Camille Bjørnsten; Sweden (Bazar); Italy (Edizioni del Capricorno) transl. Silvia Cosimini

 

  • Dauði trúðsins (Death of a Clown) 2007

France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Éditions Métailié) transl. Éric Boury; Germany/Switzerland/ Austria (Droemer-Knaur) transl. Tina Flecken; Spain/South America (Ediciones ámbar) transl. Kristinn R. Ólafsson

 

  • Tími nornarinnar (Season of the Witch) 2006 

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Droemer Knaur) transl. Tina Flecken; Denmark (Bazar) transl. Gísli Magnússon; Finland (Bazar) transl. Seija Holopainen; Norway (Bazar) transl. Tone Myklebost; France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Canada (Métailié) transl. Éric Boury; The Netherlands (De Geus) transl. Kim Middel; Czech Republic (Argo); Poland (Cat Books); Greece (Polis); Spain/ South America (Ediciones ámbar) transl. Enrique Bernárdez Sanchís; Sweden (Bazar); USA/UK/Australia/New Zealand/ Canada/South Africa/Philippines (AmazonCrossing); Hungary (Scolar) transl. Egyed Veronika; Macedonia(Begemot); Slovenia (Habrosa); Italy (Edizioni del Capricorno) transl. Silvia Cosimini; Egypt (Al Arabi) transl. Mohammad Osman Khalifa. Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Nóttin hefur þúsund augu (The Night has a Thousand Eyes) 1999 

Denmark (Modtryk) transl. Kirsten K. Clausager og Bente Henriksen; Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Saga Verlag) transl. Betty Wahl


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Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir - Albanian Albanska Arabic arabíska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Fiction Franska French German Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Skáldsögur Slovak Slóvakíska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Award-winning writer Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir is praised for her fresh perspective and her dark, incisive humor. Author of seven novels, she is published in 33 countries across the world.

Her bestsellers are Afleggjarinn (Rosa candida / The Greenhouse), translated into 24 languages; Ör (Hotel Silence) for which she won the Icelandic Literary Prize, the Nordic Council Literature Prize and was shortlisted for the Italian Strega Award; and Ungfrú Ísland (Miss Iceland), for which she won the Icelandic Booksellers' Prize and the French Prix Médicis. Her new novel, Dýralíf, is expected for November 2020.


Works in translation

  • Ungfrú Ísland (Miss Iceland) Benedikt 2018

Denmark (Batzer & Co) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Eric Boury

Germany (Suhrkamp Verlag / Insel)

Isreal (Lesa Press) transl. Shai Sendik

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Norway (Pax Forlag) transl. Tone Myklebost

Romania (Cartea Romaneasca)

Russia (Polyandria No Age)

Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Fabio Teixidó

Sweden (Weyler Forlag) transl. Arvid Nordh

United Kingdom (Pushkin Press) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

United States (Grove/Atlantic) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

 

  • Ör (Hotel Silence) Benedikt 2016

Albania (Ombra GVG) transl. Eris Rusi

China (Beijing Xiron Books)

Croatia (Sandorf)

Czech Republic (Albatros Media) transl. Martina Kasparová

Denmark (Batzer & Co) transl. Erik-Skyum Nielsen

Estonia (Eesti Raamat) transl. Kadri Sikk

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson

Hungary (Polar Publishing) transl. Rácz Katalin

Israel (Sendik Books) transl. Shai Sendik

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Korea, South (Hangilsa)

Lebanon (Dar al Adab)

Lithuania (Lithuanian Writers Union Publishers') transl. Rasa Ruseckiene
Macedonia (Antolog)

Norway (Pax Forlag) transl. Tone Myklebost

Poland (Wydawnictwo Poznańskie sp. z o.o.) transl. Jacek Godek

Portugal (Quetzal / Betrand editora) transl. José Vieira Lima

Romania (Cartea Romaneasca)

Russia (Polyandria No Age) transl. Tatyana Shenyavskaya

Turkey (Paloma Medya)

Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Fabio Teixidó

Sweden (Weyler Forlag) transl. Arvid Nordh

United Kingdom (Pushkin Press) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

United States (Grove/Atlantic) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

 

  • Undantekningin (The Exception), Bjartur 2012

China (Beijing Red Dot Wisdom Cultural Development)
Denmark (Batzer & Co) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen
France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson
Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti
Romania (Cartea Romaneasca) transl. Sorina Danaila
Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Elías Portela
Sweden (Weyler Forlag) transl. Arvid Nordh

 

  • Afleggjarinn (The Greenhouse) Bjartur 2007

Czech Republic (Albatros Media) transl. Helena Kadeckokvá

Brazil (Editora Objetiva) transl. André Telles

Bulgaria (Colibri) transl. Stefan Paúnov

China (Zhejiang Literature & Art Publishing House) 
Croatia (Ljevak) transl. Dora Maček

Denmark (Lindhart og Ringhof) transl. 

Erik Skyum-Nielsen
English Worldrights (Amazon Crossing) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson

Germany (Suhrkamp/Insel) transl. Angelika Gundlach

Hungary (Libri Könyvkiado Kft) 

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Japan (Hayakawa Publishing) 

Latvia (Janis Roze) transl. Dens Dimiņš

Macedonia (Antolog Books) transl. Meri Kicovska

Norway (Pax Forlag) transl. Silje Beite Løken

Portugal (Marcador Editora) transl. João Tordo

Romania (Editura Trei/Pandora) transl.

Francezǎ de Doru Mareš
Slovakia (Slovart) transl. Zuzana Stankovitsová

Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Enrique Bernardez

Sweden (Weyler Forlag) transl. Ylva Hellerud

Taiwan (Aquarius) 

 

  • Rigning í nóvember (Butterflies in November), Bjartur 2004

Czech Republic (Albatros Media) transl. Martina Kašparová

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson

Germany (Suhrkamp Verlag / Insel) transl. Sabine Leskopf

Israel (XARGOL BOOKS) transl. Gaby Silon

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Korea, South (Jae Seung Book)

Netherlands (De Bezige Bij) transl. Kim Middel

Norway (Pax Forlag) transl. Tone Myklebost

Portugal (Marcador) transl. Luzia Almeida

Spain (Alfaguara) transl. Elías Portela

Turkey (Pinhan Yayincilik) transl. Gökhan Sarı

United Kingdom (Pushkin Press) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

United States (Grove/Atlantic) transl. Brian FitzGibbon

 

  • Upphækkuð jörð (The Rhubarb Girl), Mál og menning 1998

 

France (Éditions Zulma) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson

Italy (Einaudi) transl. Stefano Rosatti

Latvia (Janis Roze) transl. Dens Dimiņš


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Hallgrímur Helgason - Albanian Albanska Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French German Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Skáldsögur Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Ungverska Þýska

Hallgrímur Helgason started out as an artist, showing his work in several galleries of both New York and Paris, where he lived in the late eighties and early nineties. He made his debut as a novelist in 1990 and gained international attention with his third novel, "101 Reykjavik", which was made into a film starring Victoria Abril. He has also written books of poetry, worked for film and theatre, and translated some of Shakespeare's plays into Icelandic. Four of his novels have been put on stage. In 2001 Helgason received the Icelandic Literary Prize for "The Author of Iceland." He has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, with "101 Reykjavik" in 1999, and "Stormland" in 2007. A film based on the latter was released in early 2011.

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Works in translation

  • Sextíu kíló af sólskini (Sixty Kilos of Sunshine) 2018  

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), France (Editions Gallimard), Germany (Tropen), Lithuania (Alma Littera), Russia (Gorodets)

 

  • Sjóveikur í Munchen (Seasick in Munich) 2015

 

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), Germany (Tropen)

 

  • Konan við þúsund gráður (Woman at 1000 Degrees) 2011  

Albania (Ombra GVG), Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), France (Presses de la cite), Germany (Klett-Cotta), Hungary (Scolar), Italy (Mondadori), Lithuania (Alma littera), Norway (CappelenDamm), Poland (Znak), Russia (Corpus), Spain/Spanish (Penguin Random House/Lumen), Spain/Catalan (Edicions62), The Netherlands (De Arbeiderspers), UK (Oneworld Publications ), US (Algonquin Books)

 

  • Tíu ráð til að hætta að drepa fólk og byrja að vaska upp (The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning) 2008  

Croatia (Meandar ), Czech Republic (Plus), Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), France (Presses de la cite), Germany (Tropen), Italy (Isbn Edizioni), Korea (Dulnyouk), Norway (CappelenDamm), Poland (Slowo/Obraz Terytoria), Russia (Corpus), Serbia (Dereta), The Netherlands (Meulenhoff), World English (Amazon Crossing)

 

  • Rokland (Stormland) 2005

Denmark (Aschehoug), Germany (Klett-Cotta), Norway (CappelenDamm), Sweden (Norstedts)

 

  • Herra Alheimur (Mr. Universe) 2003

France (Presses de la Cité)

 

  • Höfundur Íslands (The Author of Iceland) 2001

Denmark (Rosinante), Finland (Otava), Germany (Klett-Cotta), Norway (Damm), Italy (Guanda) transl. Silvia Cosimini, Russia (Gorodets)

 

  • 101 Reykjavík, 1996

Denmark (Rosinante), Finland (Otava), France (Actes Sud), Germany (Klett-Cotta), Hungary (Scolar), Italy (Guanda) transl. Silvia Cosimini, Korea (Dulnyouk Publishing Co), Latvia (Valters & Ropa), Macedonia, Norway (Damm) transl. Jón Sveinbjörn Jónsson, Poland (Swiat Literacki), Romania (Universla Dalsi Publishers), Russia (Azboka), Serbia, Spain (RBA), Sweden (Norstedts), The Netherlands (Meulenhoff), UK (Faber & Faber), US (Scribner)

 


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Steinunn Sigurðardóttir - Chinese Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Fræðibækur German Hollenska Italian Ítalska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Non–fiction Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Pólska Serbian Serbneska Skáldsögur Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Þýska

Steinunn Sigurðardóttir is one of Iceland´s most highly acclaimed novelists and poets and has sustained a writing career since 1969, as well as a distinguished career in journalism. She has contributed greatly to the international recognition of contemporary Icelandic literature, being one of the most frequently translated living Icelandic writers. Her first novel, The Thief of Time was made into a French feature film and later adapted to the stage by The National Theatre of Iceland. Sigurðardóttir's book about President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was an all-time bestseller in Iceland. Her latest book of non-fiction is Heiða, The Mountain Farmer, a true story that is being published by leading European publishing houses.

 

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Works in translation

  • Heiða, fjalldalabóndinn (Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World) 2016

Denmark (Klim), Finland (Like), France (Seuil), Germany (Hanser), Norway (Gloria), Italy (Mondadori), Poland (Kobiece) transl. Jasek Godek, World English (Quercus/John Murray) transl. Philip Roughton, Serbia (Clio), Spain (Capitan Swing), The Netherlands (HarperCollins)

 

  • Gæðakonur (Women of Quality) 2014

Poland (Kobiece), France (Editions Heloise d'Ormesson) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson, Norway (Gloria)

 

  • Jójó (Yoyo) 2011

France (Editions Heloise d'Ormesson) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson, Germany (Rowohlt) transl. Coletta Bürling, The Netherlands (Singel Uitgeverijen), UK (World Editions)

 

  • Góði elskhuginn (The Good Lover) 2009

Denmark (Gyldendal), Germany (Rowohlt), Macedonia (Antolog), The Netherlands (World Editions), World English (World Editions)

 

  • Sólskinshestur (The Sunshine Horse) 2005

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Mette Fanø, France (Editions Heloise d'Ormesson) transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson, Germany (Rowohlt) transl. Coletta Bürling, Sweden (Wahlström & Widstrand)

 

  • Hundrað dyr í golunni (A Hundred Doors Clanging in the Winds) 2002 

Sweden (Wahlström & Widstrand) John Swedenmark, France (Editions Heloise d'Ormesson) Catherine Eyjólfsson

 

  • Jöklaleikhúsið (Theater at the Glacier) 2001

Denmark (Gyldendal) Mette Fanø; Finland (Otava), Sweden (Wahlström & Widstrand) John Swedenmark, Germany (Rowohlt) Coletta Bürling 

 

  • Hanami 1997

Sweden (Forum) 1999

 

  • Hjartastaður (Place of the Heart) 1995

World English (Amazon Crossing) Philip Roughton, Denmark (Rosinante), Finland (Otava), France (Denoël), Germany (Rowohlt) transl. Coletta Bürling, Norway (Cappelen), Sweden (Trevi)

 

  • Ástin fiskanna (The Love of Fish) 1993

China (International Radio Press) Xinyu Zhang, Germany (Rowohlt) transl. Coletta Bürling, Denmark (Rosinante), Korea (IRE), Sweden (Trevi)

 

  • Síðasta orðið (The Last Word) 1990

Sweden (Trevi)

 

  • Tímaþjófurinn (The Thief of Time) 1986

Denmark (Rosinante), France (Flammarion), Germany (Rowohlt), Sweden (Wahlström & Widstrand), The Netherlands (Manteau)


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Fríða Ísberg - Danish Danska Fiction German Ljóð Poetry Skáldsögur Ukrainian Úkraínska Þýska

Fríða Ísberg is one of the most exciting young authors in Iceland today. Her work has appeared in various publications abroad as well as at home, and she occasionally writes reviews for the British publication The Times Literary Supplement. Frida is also a member of the poetry collective Imposter Poets and has published books of poetry with the collective.

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Works in translation

  • Kláði (Itch) Partus 2018

Ukraine (Vydavnytstvo); Denmark (Torgard) transl. Kim Lembek

 

  • Leðurjakkaveður, Forlagið 2019 

Germany (ELIF Verlag) transl. Wolfgang Schiffer and Jón Thor Gíslason



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Einar Már Guðmundsson - Albanian Albanska Arabic arabíska aserska Azerbaijani Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska German Greenlandic Grænlenska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese Portúgalska Pólska Serbian Serbneska Skáldsögur Slovak slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Einar Már Guðmundsson is one of the most widely translated Icelandic authors born in the postwar period. Gudmundsson has received many awards and distinctions for his books, such as the Norwegian Bjørnson Prize, the Scharnberg Memorial Award in Denmark, The Karen Blixen Medal, and The Giuseppe Acerbi Literary Prize in Italy. In 2012 Einar Mar Gudmundsson received the Swedish Academy's Nordic Prize, dubbed “The little Nobel”, for his contribution to literature.

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Works in translation

  • Passamyndir (Snapshots) 2017 

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof ) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; France (Zulma)

 

  • Hundadagar (Dog Days) 2015 

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof ) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Germany/Switzerland/ Austria (btb/Random House); Mainland China (People‘s Literature Publishing House)

 

 

  • Íslenskir kóngar (Icelandic Kings) 2012

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof ) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Sweden (Natur och Kultur); Norway (Cappelen Damm); Germany/Switzerland/ Austria (btb/Random House); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg (Zulma) transl. Eric Boury

 

 

  • Bítlaávarpið (The Beatle Manifesto) 2004 

Denmark (Borgen) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Cappelen); Sweden (Natur & Kultur); Finland (Like)

 

 

  • Englar alheimsins (Angels of the Universe) 1993  

Denmark (Vindrose) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Cappelen); Sweden (Natur & Kultur); Finland (Like); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Greenland (Atuakkiorfik); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Hanser/Paperback rights: btb); UK (Mare's Nest); The Netherlands (De bezige bij); Italy (Iperborea); Lithuania (Tyto Alba); France (Flammarion); Portugal (Canguru) Guðlaug Rún Margeirsdóttir 2003; USA (St. Martin's Press); The Czech Republic (Odeon); Poland (Tower Press/also as an e-book); Serbia (Narodna knjiga); Turkey (Acikdeniz Publishing); China (The Commercial Press); Estonia (Imahaa) transl. Lemme Linda Saukas; Macedonia (Bata Press); Bulgaria (Hemus) transl. Stefan Paunov; Hungary (Siraly Kiado); Spain (Rinoceronte Editora, in Galician); Korea (Nangiyala Publishing House); Latvia (Jumava), Slovenia (Temza); Brazil (Hedra); Albania (B-Books); Spain/South America (Ediciones del Nuevo Extremo); Croatia (Hena); Azerbaijan (Alatoran) Adapted into an award-winning motion picture directed by Oscar nominee Fridrik Thor Fridriksson.

 

 

  • Fótspor á himnum/Draumar á jörðu/Nafnlausir vegir (Footprints on the Heavens/Dreams on Earth/Nameless Roads) 1997, 2000, 2002  

Denmark (Borgen/Vindrose) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Hanser, paperback: btb); Norway (Cappelen) transl. Gunhild Eide; Sweden (Natur & Kultur) transl. Inge Knutsson; Finland (Like) transl. Tuula Tuuva; Italy (Iperborea) transl. Fulvio Ferrari; Czech Republic (Odeon) Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Albania (B-Books), Egypt (Golden Pony)

 

  • Riddarar hringstigans/Vængjasláttur í þakrennum/Eftirmáli regndropanna (The Knights of the Spiral/Stairs Wingbeat on the Rooftops/Epilogue of Raindrops) 1982, 1983, 1986 

Denmark (Borgen) tranl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Cappelen); Sweden (Natur & Kultur); Finland (Like); Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Hanser); France (Gaïa) transl. Eric Boury; China (China Radio International Press); Lebanon (Arabic Scientific Publishers)

 

 


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Gunnar Helgason - Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Danish Danska Italian Ítalska Korean Kóreska Macedonian Makedónska

Gunnar Helgason is a popular actor and well known for all kinds of entertaining material for children which has enjoyed great popularity for some years. In the past few years Helgason has published several extremely popular children‘s books, including the five-book series The Great Football Saga and the four-part series about Stella and her family. My Bonkers Mum! won him the Icelandic Literature Prize and the Children's Choice Book Prize has been bestowed upon him six times. In this book, Helgason creates a brand new, exciting literary world in which it is easy to get lost.

 

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Works in translation

  • Mamma klikk (My Bonkers Mum) 2015

Denmark (Turbine) transl. Nanna Kalkar; Italy (Uovonero); South Korea (WooriSchool); Macedonia (Antolog Books) transl. Natasha Spirova Serafimova; Film rights: Saga Film


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Kristín Steinsdóttir - Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Danish Danska Eistneska Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Færeyska German Greenlandic Grænlenska Hungarian Litháíska Lithuanian Skáldsögur Slovene slóvenska Swedish Sænska Ungverska Þýska

Kristín Steinsdóttir is the highly acclaimed and award-winning author of 40 books for both adults and children. Her novels have earned great praise both in Iceland and abroad, including The Icelandic Women's Literature Prize for high quality innovative works by women, which she received for the novel By Herself. The book was also nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. Her first book, published in 1987, received the Icelandic Children’s Literature Prize that year. Her book, An Angel in the Neighbourhood, won the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in 2003. Steinsdóttir has received the highest order of the Republic of Iceland, the Order of the Falcon, for her contribution to Icelandic literature.


Works in translation

 

  • Vonarlandið (Land of Hope) 2014  

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Verlag C.H. Beck) transl. Anika Wolff

 

  • Ljósa (Brightness) 2010

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Verlag C.H. Beck/pocket dtv) transl. Anika Lüders; Lithuania (Alma Littera) transl. Jurate Akuceviciute

 

  • Á eigin vegum (By Herself) 2006

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Verlag C.H Beck) transl. Tina Flecken; Sweden (Kabusa) transl. John Swedenmark; Finland (Lurra) transl. Marjakaisa Matthíasson

 

  • Hver étur ísbirni? (Who Eats Polar Bears?) 2006 

Denmark/Greenland (Milik)

 

  • Engill í vesturbænum (An Angel in the Neighbourhood) 2001 

Sweden (Kabusa) transl. John Swedenmark; Finland (Idun) transl. Päivi Kumpulaine; Faroe Islands (Bokadeildin) transl. Þóra Þóroddsdóttir; Greenland (Milik); Denmark (Milik) transl. Susanne Torpe; Lithuania (Zara); Estonia (Nynorden); Slovenia (Malinc) transl. Tadeja Habicht; Hungary (Pongrác Kiadó) transl. Bence Patat


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Halldór Laxness - Albanian Albanska Amharic Amharíska Arabic arabíska armenska aserska Azerbaijani Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Esperanto Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska Georgian Georgíska German Greek Greenlandic gríska Grænlenska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian indverska Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbneska Skáldsögur Slovak Slovene Slóvakíska slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ukrainian Ungverska Úkraínska Þýska

The Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness is the undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and considered one of the greatest European novelists of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.

 


Works in translation

  • Kristnihald undir Jökli (Under the Glacier) 1968 

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Steidl); The Czech Republic (Aurora); Hungary (Balassi) Schütz J. István 2004; Romania (Niculescu); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Italy (Iperborea); The Netherlands (World edition/De Geus); Czech Republic (Dybbuk); Georgia (Intelekti Publishing); Romania (Editura Arts); Ethiopia (Hohe); China (China Radio International Press) Previously translated into 9 languages

 

  • Brekkukotsannáll (The Fish Can Sing) 1957 

Norway (Oktober); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Germany (Steidl); Italy (Iperborea); France (Librairie Arthéme Fayard); Spain/South America (Turner); The Netherlands (De Geus) Marcel Otten 2004; Greece (Kastaniotis); Lebanon (Arab Scientific Publishers); Macedonia (Mikena doo); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); India (Kalachuvadu); Georgia (Bakur Sulakauri) Previously translated into 16 languages

 

  • Paradísarheimt (Paradise Reclaimed) 1960

UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Germany/Austria/ Switzerland (Steidl); France (Gallimard); Denmark (Gyldendal); The Netherlands (De Geus) Marcel Otten; Macedonia (Dejan) Previously translated into 13 languages

 

  • Atómstöðin (The Atom Station) 1948 

Spain (Cátedra/Altaya); Denmark (Cicero); France (Messidor); Sweden (Rabén & Sjögren); Germany (Steidl); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Italy (Iperborea) Previously translated into 28 languages

 

  • Íslandsklukkan (Iceland's Bell) 1943-46 

Netherlands (De Geus); Sweden (Svenska Akademian/ Atlantis); UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Estonia (Varrak); Israel (Schocken); Denmark (Gyldendal); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Steidl); Spain/South America (RBA Libros); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); Bulgaria (Roboread); Turkey (Efil); Italy (Iperborea) Previously published into 23 languages

 

  • Heimsljós (World Light)1938-40 

UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); Germany (Steidl); France (Aubier); Faroe Islands (Sprotin) Previously translated into 19 languages

 

  • Sjálfstætt fólk (Independent People) 1934-35 

UK/USA (Random House/Vintage); The Netherlands (De Geus); Germany (Steidl); Brazil (Globo); France (Librairie Arthéme Fayard); Italy (Iperborea) Siliva Cosimini 2005; Norway (Tiden) Tone Myklebost 2004; Denmark (Gyldendal) Jakob Benediktsson; Spain (Turner); Sweden (Leopard); Turkey (Iletisim Yayinlari); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); Esperanto (Mondial); Korea (Think Big); Macedonia (Ars Lamina); Iraq (AlMada); Vietnam (Taodan); Bulgaria (Roboread); Albania (Aleph Klub);
Israel (Lesa Press). Previously translated into 27 languages.


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Einar Kárason - Arabic arabíska aserska Azerbaijani Chinese Czech Danish Danska English Enska Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska German Hungarian Italian Ítalska Kínverska Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Russian Rússneska Skáldsögur Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Ungverska Þýska

Einar Kárason is a novelist and one of the most popular author and scriptwriter of his generation; best known for his Devils' Isle trilogy. His novel Fury (2009) was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize and awarded the Icelandic Literary Prize. Foreign publishers showed tremendous interest in his latest novel Storm Birds at the recent London Book Fair, and the rights have already been sold in several countries.


Works in translation

  • Stormfuglar (Stormbirds) 2018 

World English (MacLehose Press) transl. Quentin Bates; Brazil (Intrínseca); China (China Booky); Czech Republic (Albatros) transl. Marta Bartošková; Faroe Islands (Sprotin) transl. Carl Johan Jensen; France (Grasset) transl. Eric Boury; Germany (RandomHouse, btb); Hungary (Magvetö) transl. Patat Bence; Egypt (Al Arabi) transl. Nancy Muhammed; Poland (Jagiellonian University Press) transl. Jacek Godek; Italy (Einaudi); Sweden (Thorén & Lindskog); Macedonia (Artkonekt) transl. Jana Koceva

 

  • Skálmöld (Age of Terror) 2014

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Skáld (Poet) 2012

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Ofsi (Fury) 2008 

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Stormur (Storm) 2003 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Kim Lembek; Russia (Fluid); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Azerbaijan (Alatoran); Norway (Cappelen) transl. Gunhild Eide

 

  • Óvinafagnaður (A Gathering of Foes) 2001

Finland (Johny Kniga) transl. Tapio Koivukari; Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Kristof Magnusson; Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Kim Lembek; Film rights Fridrik Thor Fridriksson/Spellbound Productions

 

  • Norðurljós (Northern Lights) 1998 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Erik Skyum-Nielssen, Finland (Like) transl. Tapio Koivukari

 

  • Kvikasilfur (Quicksilver) 1994

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir; Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Gunhild Eide; Sweden (Bonniers); Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund; France (Seuil); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Zsolnay/Hanser, paperback rights: Random House/btb)

 

  • Heimskra manna ráð (The Wisdom of Fools) 1992  

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir; French (Le Seuil) transl. François Émion; Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund; Sweden (Bonniers); Norway (Aschehoug); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Zsolnay/Hanser, paperback rights: Random House/btb)

 

  • Fyrirheitna landið (The Promised Land) 1989 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir; Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Tone Myklebost; Germany/Switzerland/Austria (btb/Random House) transl. Maria-Claudia Tomany; Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund

 

  • Gulleyjan (The Isle of Gold) 1985 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Peter Söby Kristensen; Sweden (Bonnier Carlsen) transl. John Swedenmark, Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Tone Myklebost; Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Eichborn/Die andere Bibliothek/ Paperback rights: Random House/btb) transl. Marita Bergsson; Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund; The Netherlands (De bezige bij) transl. Paula Vermeyden

 

  • Þar sem Djöflaeyjan rís (Where Devils' Isle Rises) 1983 

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Peter Söby Kristensen; Norway (Aschehoug) transl. Tone Myklebost; World English (Canongate) transl. David MacDuff and Magnus Magnusson: Sweden (Bonnier Carlsen) transl. John Swedenmark; Germany/ Switzerland/Austria (Eichborn/Die andere Bibliothek/ Paperback rights: Random House/btb) transl. Marita Bergsson; Poland (Marpress) transl. Jacek Godek; Finland (Like) transl. Panu Petteri Höglund; The Netherlands (De bezige bij) transl. Paula Vermeyden; Faroe Islands (Árting) transl. Carl Jóhan Jensen


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Gísli Pálsson - Danish Danska English Enska Franska French Fræðibækur Non–fiction

Gisli Pálsson (Ph.D., University of Manchester, 1982), is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iceland. He has received a number of Icelandic and international honors for his academic work, for instance, he was recently elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. In 2000 he received the Rosenstiel Award for research from the University of Miami. Pálsson has served on various international boards and committees, including the European Science Foundation. He has written over 120 articles in scientific journals and edited books and has published, edited, or co-edited more than 20 books.


Works in translation

  • Fjallið sem yppti öxlum (Down to Earth) 2017  

France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg (Gaia) transl. Carine Chichereau; World English (Punctum Books) transl. Anna Yates and Kathrina Downs-Rose

 

  • Maðurinn sem stal sjálfum sér (The Man Who Stole Himself) 2014  

World English (University of Chicago Press) transl. Anna Yates; France/ Switzerland/Luxembourg (Gaia) transl. Carine Chichereau; Denmark (Rebel With a Cause) transl. Iben Philipsen


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Jónína Leósdóttir - Crime Fiction Danish Danska German Glæpasögur Hungarian Ungverska Þýska

Jónína Leósdóttir studied modern languages and Latin at college, attended Essex University and graduated from The University of Iceland with a BA-degree in English and Literature. Her latest work is the Edda crime series – about the retired Edda who refuses to succumb to the boredom of retirement and instead finds herself involved in solving crime time and again. Unforgettable characters that you will wish were your best friends.

 

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Works in translation

  • Bara ef … (If Only ...) 2016

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Kiepenheuer & Witsch) transl. Tina Flecken


  • Upp á líf og dauða (A Matter of Life and Death) 2016

Hungary (Pozsonyi Pagony) transl. Dunajcsik Mátyás

 

  • Við Jóhanna (Johanna and I) 2014

Denmark (Turbine) transl. Nanna Kalkar

 

  • Allt fínt – en þú? (Just Fine – And You?) 2011

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Kiepenheuer & Witsch) transl. Tina Flecken


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Vilborg Davíðsdóttir - Arabic arabíska English Enska Fiction German Skáldsögur Þýska

Vilborg Davíðsdóttir is a distinguished Icelandic author with background in journalism and ethnology, critically acclaimed for her thorough research of historical sources, crisp and clear language, a flowing writing style and masterly woven plots.

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Works in translation

  • Blóðug jörð (Ocean Road) 2017 

 Film rights: Thorsson

 

  • Vígroði (Crimson Skies) 2012

Film rights: Thorsson

 

  • Auður (Audur) 2009

Film rights: Thorsson

 

  • Hrafninn (The Raven) 2005

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Random House/btb) transl. Anika Wolff; Film rights: Koggull

 

  • Galdur (On the Cold Coasts) 2000 

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Random House/btb) transl. Dirk Gerdes; USA/Philippines/UK/Australia/ New Zealand/South Africa (AmazonCrossing) transl. Alda Sigmundsdottir; Egypt (Animar)


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Gyrðir Elíasson - Czech Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Franska French German Ljóð Norska Norwegian Poetry Serbian Serbneska Skáldsögur Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Þýska

Gyrðir Elíasson (b. 1961) won the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2011 for his short story collection Milli trjánna (Among the Trees) „for stylistically outstanding literary art which depicts inner and outer threats in dialogue with world literature.” Elíasson made his debut in 1983. Throughout his literary career he has published a great number of works of short prose, lyric poetry and seven novels. He is also an avid translator, especially of books about and by American aborigines, and has translated four of Richard Brautigan's novels. In 2011 he sent forward a large collection of translated poetry, with poems by thirty-six poets from fifteen countries, for which he won the Icelandic translation prize.

Elíasson´s works include ten collections of short stories, seven novels, two collections of flash fiction and sixteen collections of poetry, apart from a number of books with translated poetry and fiction.


Works in translation

NOVELS

  • Sorgarmarsinn, Dimma, 2018

Denmark (Torgard, 2020) Sørgemarchen, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen


  • Suðurglugginn, Uppheimar, 2012

Norway (Bokvennen, 2014) Utsyn fra sørglaset, transl. Oskar Vistdal; Denmark (Vandkunsten, 2018) Vinduet mod syd, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Canada (La Peuplade, 2020) French: La fenêtre au sud, transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson


  • Sandárbókin, Uppheimar, 2007

Switzerland (Walde+Graf Verlag, 2011) German: Am Sandfluss, transl. Betty Wahl; Denmark (Torgard, 2012) Ved Sandå, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Bokvennen, 2012) Ved Sandelva, transl. Oskar Vistdal; Czech Republic (Kalich 2013) Kniha od reky Sandá, transl. Helena Kadecková; Canada (La Peuplade, 2018) French: Au bord de la Sandá, transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson


  • Svefnhjólið, Mál og menning, 1990

Norway (Oktober, 1993) Søvnhjulet, transl. Tone Myklebost; Sweden (Bonniers, 1993) Sömnhöjen, transl. John Swedenmark; Denmark (Rosinante, 1995) Søvncyklen, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Germany (Suhrkamp, 1996) Das Schlafrad, transl. Gert Kreutzer


  • Gangandi íkorni, Mál og menning, 1987

Switzerland (Walde+Graf Verlag, 2011) Ein Eichhörnchen auf Wanderschaft, transl. Gert Kreutzer; Canada (La Peuplade, 2017) French: Les excursions de l´écureuil, transl. Cathrine Eyjólfsson; Norway (Solum Bokvennen, 2019) Vandrande ikorn, transl. Oskar Vistdal


SHORT STORIES


  • Koparakur, Dimma, 2014

Denmark (Vandkunsten, 2016) Kobbermark, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Norway (Bokvennen, 2016) Koparåker, transl. Oskar Vistdal; Czech Republic (Dybbuk, 2018) Mêdêne pole, transl. Lucie Korecká, Marie Novotná


  • Milli trjánna, Uppheimar, 2009

Demnark (Torgard, 2011) Mellem Træerne, transl. Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Sweden (Reverb, 2011) Bland träden, transl. John Swedenmark; Norway (Bokvennen, 2011) Mellom trærne, transl. Tone Myklobost; France (Book Editions, 2012) Entre les Arbres, transl. Robert Guillimette; Czech Republic (Dybbuk, 2013) Mezi Stromy, transl. Lucie Korecká, Markéta Podolská, Jan Marek Sík, Pavel Vondricka; Serbia (Heliks, 2019) Meðu drvecem, transl. Tatjana Latinovic


  • Steintré, Mál og menning, 2005

UK (Comma Press, 2008) Stone Tree, transl. Victoria Cribb; Norway (Bokvennen, 2012) Steintre, trans, Oskar Vistdal


  • Gula húsið, Mál og menning, 2000

Sweden (Novellix, 2012) Det gula huset, transl. John Swedenmark (a selection of 7 stories from the original collection); Denmark (Torgard, 2019) Det gule hus, transl. Björn Sigurbjörnsson


  • Tregahornið, Mál og menning, 1993

Germany (Kleinheinrich, 2001) Das Blueshorn, transl. Gert Kreutzer


  • Bréfbátarigningin, Mál og menning, 1988

Denmark (Rosinante, 1991) Papirskibsregnen, translator: Erik Skyum-Nielsen; Germany (Kleinheinrich, 1996) Papierbooteregen, transl. Sæmundur G. Halldórsson & Gert Kreutzer


POETRY


  • Síðasta vegabréfið, Dimma, 2016

Norway (Nordsjøforlaget, 2020) Det siste reisebrev, transl. Oskar Vistdal



  • Ljóðaúrval 1983-2012, Dimma, 2015

Norway (Nordsjøforlaget, 2016) Dikt i utval, transl. Oskar Vistdal


  • Nokkur almenn orð um kulnun sólar, Uppheimar, 2009

Germany (Kleinheinrich, 2011) Einige allgemeine Worte über die Erkaltung der Sonne, transl. Gert Kreutzer


Contact

Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir - English Enska German Ljóð Poetry Swedish Sænska Þýska

Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir is a poet, visual artist and musician based in Reykjavík. She is widely considered one of the country's most innovative poetry performers and has read her work worldwide. Her first collection of poetry, Eilífðarnón (Forevernoon), was published in Iceland in 2019. Ásta studied visual art at the Iceland University of the Arts and graduated in 2012. She was a founding member of the art gallery Kunstchlager which operated in Reykjavík between 2012–2015. Her first chapbook, Herra Hjúkket (Mr Phew) was published in 2012 and in 2017 she was the recipient of the prestigious annual Ljóðstafur Jóns úr Vör poetry prize for a single unpublished poem. She has taken part in a variety of performances blending together music, visual art and poetry, and is a member of the electro-pop trio aiYa. She has been described by The Line of Best Fit as ‘one of Iceland's most prolific artists'.


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Works in translation

  • Eilífðarnón (Forevernoon) Partus 2019

Germany (Elif Verlag, 2022), transl. Jón Thor Gíslason and Wolfgang Schiffer; Sweden (Rámus förlag, 2021) transl. John Swedenmark; UK (Partus, 2021) transl. Vala Thorodds


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Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir - Fiction Hebreska Hebrew Ljóð Poetry Skáldsögur

Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir has previously written award-winning poetry and dabbled in film making before writing her first novel. Her writing is always raw, but stunningly beautiful. She lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland. 

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Works in translation

  • Svínshöfuð (Pighead) Benedikt 2019

Israel (Lesa Press) 2021


Contact

 

Snæbjörn Arngrímsson - Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Danish Danska Swedish Sænska

After a long career in publishing, both in Denmark and Iceland, Snæbjörn Arngrímsson sat down to write a story for children and adolescents. It was his dream to create a mystery adventure for kids, a story that would keep its readers so totally spellbound, drawing them in with such irresistible force, that their minds would have space for nothing else in the whole universe apart from the world of the story.


Works in translation

  • Rannsóknin á leyndardómum Eyðihússins (The Secrets of the Abandoned House) 2019

Denmark (ABC forlag) transl. Susanne Torpe; Sweden (ABC forlag) transl. Jenny Nilsson


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Sjón - Albanian Albanska Arabic arabíska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska Galician Galisíska German Greek gríska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Kínverska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Skáldsögur Slovak Slovene Slóvakíska slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ukrainian Ungverska Úkraínska Þýska

Sjón is an Icelandic writer whose novels The Blue Fox, The Whispering Muse and From the Mouth of the Whale have been translated into more than thirty languages. He has won several awards including the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for The Blue Fox and has been shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Sjón has also published poetry collections, written four opera librettos and lyrics for various artists.

 

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Works in translation

  • Korngult hár, grá augu (Corn-Gold Hair, Grey Eyes) 2019

Denmark (Grif ); Sweden (Rámus)

 

  • Codex 1962 (Codex 1962) 2016 

Denmark (C&K Forlag); Finland (Like) Maarit Kalliokoski, Tuomas Kauko, Ja Kirsi Luoma; Germany (S. Fischer); UK (Sceptre); USA (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); Hungary (Gondolat Kiado); Czech Republic (Dybbuk); Sweden (Rámus)

 

 

  • Mánasteinn—Drengurinn sem aldrei var til (Moonstone—The Boy Who Never Was) 2013

The Netherlands (De Geus); Sweden (Alfabeta); Germany/Austria/Switzerland (S.Fischer); USA/ Philippines/Canada (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); Spain/ South America (Nórdica); France/Switzerland/Luxembourg/ Canada (Payot & Rivages); Czech Republic (Dybbuk); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa (Sceptre) Victoria Cribb; Norway (Orkana); Slovakia (Slovart); Slovenia (Cankarjeva Zalozba); Finland (Like); Denmark (C&K forlag); Serbia (Geopoetika); Spain (Nórdica Libros); Galicia (Rinoceronte Editora); Turkey (Monkl); Italy (Federico Tuzzi Editore); Ukraine (VYDAVNYTSTVO)

 

 

  • Rökkurbýsnir (From the Mouth of the Whale) 2008 

Brazil (Planeta); UK/Australia/New Zealand/ South Africa (Telegram/Saqi Books); Germany/Switzerland/Austria (S. Fischer); Spain/South America (Nórdica Libros), Sweden (Alfabeta); Denmark (C&K Forlag); The Netherlands (De Geus); Lithuania (Apostrofa); USA/ Philippines/Canada (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); Turkey (Monkl); Hungary (Magvetö); Finland (Like); Romania (Polirom); Albania (Aleph Klub); Macedonia (Antolog)

 

  • Argóarflísin (The Whispering Muse) 2005

Basque country (Pasazaite Liburuak); Czech Republic (Dybbuk); Denmark (Athene/audio Den Grimme Ælling); Faroe Islands (Nylendi); Finland (Like); Norway (Tiden); Spain (Nórdica Libros); Turkey (Monkl); UK (Canongate); USA (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

 

  • Skugga-Baldur (The Blue Fox) 2003

UK/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa/ (Telegram/Saqi Books); Germany/Switzerland/ Austria (S. Fischer); Spain (Nórdica Libros); Sweden (Alfabeta); Denmark (C&K Forlag) Kim Lembek; The Netherlands (De Geus); Portugal (Cavalo de ferro); Galicia (Rinoceronte Editora); Poland (slowo/obraz terytoria); Lithuania (Apostrofa); The Czech Republic (Argo); France/Switzerland/ Luxembourg/Canada (Payot & Rivage); Italy (Mondadori); Faroe Islands (Nylendi); Finland (Like); Norway (Tiden); Serbia and Montenegro (Balcancult Foundation); Turkey (Monkl); Hungary (Magvetö); Russia (Corpus); Bulgaria (Locus Publishing); Finnish puppet theatre rights (Piellos); Lebanon and Arab speaking world (Dar-al-Saqi); USA/Philippines/Canada (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); China (Yilin Press); Macedonia (Antolog); Greece (Nefeli); Romania (Editura Polirom); Slovenia (Cankarjeva Zalozba); Croatia (VBZ); Brazil (Hedra); Estonia (Pegasus); Latvia (Mansards); Albania (Aleph Klub); Ukraina (Liliia Serhiivna)

 


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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir - Albanian Albanska Amharic Amharíska Armenian armenska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Crime Fiction Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Faroese Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska German Glæpasögur Greek gríska Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Kínverska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Latvian Lettneska Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Polish Portuguese Portúgalska Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Taílenska Tékkneska Thai Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (b. 1963) is an award-winning Icelandic crime fiction author. Sigurðardóttir made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with Last Rituals, the first installment in the Þóra Guðmundsdóttir series. She has since gone on to write a number of acclaimed stand-alone thriller novels, and is to date translated into more than 30 languages. With The Legacy, the first novel in the award-winning series about child psychologist Freyja and police detective Huldar, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir has consolidated her position as one of the finest crime writers of our time, and a master storyteller at the top of her game.

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Works in translation

  • Þögn (The Fallout) Veröld 2019

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Brúðan (The Doll) Veröld 2018

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia, (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (BtB); Hungary (Animus);Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Gatið (Gallows Rock) Veröld 2017

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Aflausn (The Absolution) Veröld 2016

Bulgaria (Emas); Croatia (Znanje); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Mondadori); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Russia (Eksmo); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Sogið (The Reckoning) Veröld 2015

Bulgaria (Emas); Croatia (Znanje); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Mondadori); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Russia (Eksmo); Serbia (Dokaz); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • DNA (The Legacy) Veröld 2014

Bulgaria (Emas); Croatia (Znanje); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Estonia (Varrak); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); Finland (Otava); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Btb); Greece (Metaixmio); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Mondadori); Latvia (Zvaigzne ABC); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (Cargo); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Sonia Draga); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Russia (Eksmo); Serbia (Dokaz); Sweden (HarperCollins Nordic); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Lygi (Why Did You Lie) Veröld 2013

Germany (Fischer); Norway (Kagge); Spain (Mondadori); UK (Hodder & Stoughton)

 

  • Kuldi (The Undesired) Veröld 2012

Albania (Shkupi); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); France (Actes Sud); Germany (Fischer): Korea (Taurus); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Romania (Trei); Spain (Mondadori); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Brakið (The Silence of the Sea) Veröld 2011

Czech Republic (Metafora); Germany (Fischer); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Korea (Taurus); Netherlands (House of Books); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Ég man þig (I Remember You) Veröld 2010

Albania (Shkupi); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Fischer); Greece (Metaixmio); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Korea (Munhakdongne); Netherlands, (House of Books); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); Romania (Trei); Spain (Mondadori); Taiwan (Fantasy Foundation); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Horfðu á mig (Someone to Watch over Me) Veröld 2009

Czech Republic (Metafora); Germany (Fischer); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Netherlands (House of Books); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Auðnin (The Day is Dark) Veröld 2008

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Germany (Fischer); Greece (Diigisi); Netherlands (House of Books); Poland (Muza);  Sweden (Modernista); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Aska (Ashes to Dust) Veröld 2007

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Fischer); Greece (Diigisi); Italy (Il Saggiatore); Netherlands (House of Books); Norway (Damm); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Quetzal); Sweden (Damm); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Sér grefur gröf (My Soul to Take) Veröld 2006

Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Finland (Otava); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Btb); Greece (Diigisi); Italy (Sperling & Kupfer); Korea (Taurus); Macedonia (Antolog);

Netherlands (House of Books); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Gótkia); Sweden (Damm); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (William Morrow)

 

  • Þriðja táknið (Last Rituals) Veröld 2005

Armenia (Guitank); Bulgaria (Prozoretz); Czech Republic (Metafora); Denmark (Lindhardt og Ringhof); Ethiopia (FabulArt); Finland (Otava); France (Editions Anne Carriere); Germany (Btb); Greece (Diigisi); Hungary (Animus); Italy (Sperling & Kupfer); Japan (Shueisha); Korea (Taurus); Lithuania (Metodika); Macedonia (Antolog); Netherlands (De Fontein); Norway (Kagge); Poland (Muza); Portugal (Gótika); Romania (Humanitas); Russia (AST); Sweden (Damm); Thailand (Matichon); Turkey (Koridor); UK (Hodder & Stoughton); US (William Morrow)


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Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir - Czech Fiction Franska French German Hebreska Hebrew Hungarian Norska Norwegian Polish Pólska Skáldsögur Tékkneska Ungverska Þýska

Icelandic author Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir (b. 1974) studied history in Salamanca, Spain, journalism at Columbia University in New York, and previously worked in Copenhagen before moving back to Reykjavík, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Her bestselling debut Island (2016) was nominated for the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize in 2017. When she isn't writing, Sigríður works as the deputy head of news and a television news anchor at the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Björnsdóttir's highly anticipated second novel, THE HOLY WORD, was published in December 2018.


Works in translation

  • Hið heilaga orð (The Holy Word) Benedikt 2018

France (Gaia); Hungary (Cser Kft.); Israel (Lesa Press); Poland (Wydawnictwo Literackie)

 

  • Eyland (Island) Benedikt 2016

Czech Republic (Dobrovsky); France (Gaia); Germany (Suhrkamp); Hungary (Cser Kft.); Norway (Cappelen Damm); Poland (Wydawnictwo Literackie)


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Ragnar Jónasson - Amharic Amharíska Arabic arabíska Armenian armenska Bulgarian Búlgarska Crime Fiction Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch Eistneska English Enska Estonian Finnish Finnska Franska French German Glæpasögur Greek gríska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Japanese Japanska Korean Kóreska Króatíska Macedonian Makedónska Polish Portuguese Portúgalska Pólska Romanian Rúmenska Slovene slóvenska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

 

Ragnar Jónasson (b. 1976) is the award-winning author of the international bestselling Dark Iceland series. He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer. From the age of 17, Ragnar translated 14 Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic. He also teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University and has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV-news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Ragnar is a member of the UK Crime Writers' Association (CWA) and he is also the co- founder of the Reykjavik international crime writing festival Iceland Noir. Ragnar has also had short stories published internationally, including in the distinguished Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in the US, the first stories by an Icelandic author in that magazine. He has appeared on festival panels worldwide, and lives in Reykjavik with his wife and young daughters.

 

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Works in translation

  • Vetrarmein (Winterkill) 2020

France (Éditions de La Martinière); UK (Orenda Books)

  • Þorpið (The Village) 2019

Czech Republic (Albatros Media); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Mistur (The Mist) 2018

Denmark (Gads); Finland (Tammi); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (btb Verlag); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Slovenia (Ucila International); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Drungi (The Island) 2016

Czech Republic (Dobrovsky); Denmark (Gads); Finland (Tammi); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (btb Verlag); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Slovenia (Ucila International); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Dimma (The Darkness) 2015

Czech Republic (Dobrovsky); Denmark (Gads); Egypt (Sefsafa); Finland (Tammi); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (btb Verlag); Greece (Kastaniotis); Hungary (Central Publishing Group); Israel (Aryeh Nird); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Slovenia (Ucila International); Spain (Editorial Planeta); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Michael Joseph); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Náttblinda (Nightblind) 2014

France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Japan (Shogakukan); Korea (Bookplaza); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Romania (Flacara/Crime Scene Press); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Andköf (Whiteout) 2013

France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Spain (Editorial Planeta); UK Orenda Books

 

  • Rof (Rupture) 2012

Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Estoni (Eesti Raamat); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Spain (Editorial Planeta); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Myrknætti (Blackout) 2011

Catalan (Grup 62/Columna Ediciones); Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Estoni (Eesti Raamat); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Holland (A.W. Bruna); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Japan (Shogakukan); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Romania (Flacara/Crime Scene Press); Spain (Editorial Planeta); Sweden (Modernista); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)

 

  • Snjóblinda (Snowblind) 2010

Armenia (Guitank); Bulgaria (ERA Media); Catalan (Grup 62/Columna Ediciones); Croatia (Znanje d.o.o.); Czech Republic (Albatros Media); Estoni (Eesti Raamat); Ethiopia (Hohe Publishing); France (Éditions de La Martinière); Germany (S. Fischer Verlag); Holland (A.W. Bruna); Italy (Marsilio Editori); Japan (Shogakukan); Korea (Bookplaza); Macedonia (ArtConnect); Poland (Amber); Portugal (2020 Editora/Topseller); Romania (Flacara/Crime Scene Press); Spain (Editorial Planeta); Sweden (Modernista)
Turkey (Andante); UK (Orenda Books); US (St. Martin's Press)


 

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Jón Kalman Stefánsson - Albanian Albanska Arabic arabíska Bulgarian Búlgarska Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French German Greek gríska Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Kínverska Króatíska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Poetry Polish Portuguese Portuguese (Brazil) Portúgalska Portúgalska (brasilísk) Pólska Romanian Russian Rúmenska Rússneska Serbian Serbneska Skáldsögur Slovak Slóvakíska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

 

Over the last few years Jón Kalman Stefánsson has created a unique and enchanting fictional world in a series of related novels and short stories. Four of these works have been nominated for the Nordic Council Literary Prize. In 2005 Jón Kalman received the Icelandic Literature Prize for Summer Light, Enter Night, an unusual collection of stories and connected fragments. Stefánsson made his international breakthrough with Trilogy about the Boy, which includes Heaven and Hell, The Sorrow of Angels and The Heart of Man, for which he gained international recognition, numerous prizes, and a feature film deal (Spellbound Productions & Cap Horn Film). The first book in his following duology, Fish Have No Feet, was long listed for the Man Booker International Prize and received numerous international awards. His latest novel The Story of Ásta (2017) became an instant bestseller in Iceland upon publication.

 


Works in translation 

  • Saga Ástu (The Story of Ásta) 2017

Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Grasset); Germany (Piper Verlag); Hungary (Jelenkor Kiadó); Italy (Iperborea); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Romania (Polirom); Slovakia (Artforum spol.); Sweden (Weyler Förlag) 

 

  • Eitthvað á stærð við alheiminn (About the Size of the Universe) 2015

Denmark (Batzer & Co.); Finland (Aviador Kustannus); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Italy (Iperborea); Hungary (Typotex Publishing); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Slovakia (Artforum spol.); Sweden (Weyler Förlag) UK (MacLehose Press)

 

  • Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur (Fish have no Feet) 2013

Albania (IDC Publishing); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); Finland (Aviador Kustannus); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Hungary (Typotex Publishing); Italy (Iperborea); Norway (Forlaget Press); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Serbia (Heliks d.o.o.); Slovakia (Artforum spol.); Sweden (Weyler Förlag); UK (MacLehose Press) 

 

  • Hjarta mannsins (The Heart of Man) 2011

Bulgaria (Janet 45); Chinese (Simplified) (Beijing Xiron Books); Croatia (Fraktura); Czech Republic (Dybbuk Publishing House); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Hungary (Jelenkor Kiadó); Italy (Iperborea); Norway (Forlaget Press); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Spain (Salamandra); Sweden (Svante Weyler Förlag); UK (MacLehose Press)

 

  • Harmur englanna (The Sorrow of Angels) 2009

Albania (Publishing House Fan Noli); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Chinese (Simplified) (Beijing Xiron Books); Croatia (Fraktura); Czech Republic (Dybbuk Publishing House); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Hungary (Jelenkor Kiadó); Italy (Iperborea); Macedonia (Antolog Books); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Poland (W.A.B. Publishers); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Romania (Polirom); Spain (Salamandra); Sweden (Weyler Förlag); UK (MacLehose Press)

 

  • Himnaríki og helvíti (Heaven and Hell) 2007

Albania (Publishing House Fan Noli); Arabic (Dar Al-Muna); Brazil (Companhia das Letras); Breton (France) (An Alarc'h); Bulgaria (Janet 45); Chinese (Simplified) (Beijing Xiron Books); Croatia (Fraktura); Czech Republic (Dybbuk Publishing House); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Gallimard); Germany (Piper Verlag); Greece (Kastaniotis Editions); Hungary (Jelenkor Kiadó); Israel (Modan Publishing House); Italy (Iperborea); Macedonia (Antolog Books); Lithuania (Baltos Lankos); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Poland (W.A.B. Publishers); Portugal (Cavalo de Ferro); Romania (Polirom); Spain (Salamandra); Sweden (Weyler Förlag); Turkey (Epsilon); UK (Maclehose Press); US (Quercus)

 

  • Sumarljós, og svo kemur nóttin (Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night) 2005

Albania Ombra (GVG); Arabic (Dar Al-Muna); Czech Republic (Dybbuk Publishing House); Denmark (Batzer & Co.); France (Grasset); Germany (Piper Verlag); Hungary (Typotex Publishing); Italy (Iperborea); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos); Norway (Forlaget Press); Russia (Polyandria Publishing); Slovakia (Artforum spol.); Spain (Salamandra); Sweden (Weyler Förlag); Turkey (Epsilon); UK (MacLehose Press)

 

  • Snarkið í stjörnunum 2003

Denmark (Batzer & Co.); Germany (Piper Verlag); Italy (Iperborea); Norway (Forlaget Press); Netherlands (Ambo Anthos)

 

  • Ýmislegt um risafurur og tímann 2001

Germany (Piper Verlag)

 


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Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir - Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Russian Rússneska

Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir has written 25 children's books, all of which have been popular among Icelandic children and have received multiple awards. Kristín Helga is the mother of three daughters, living with her family in a small township of the Reykjavik area. She has a degree in journalism and Spanish language and literature. Fiasol has been adapted to theatre, and will now also become a TV series. Fíasól, a series of six books for children, has been translated into Russian (Gorodets, translated by Boris Zharov)) and rights for a TV series are sold (Ursus Parvis and Juna Film).

 

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Works in translation

  • Fíasól (series) 

Russian (Gorodets) transl. boris Zharov; TV rights (Ursus Parvis and Juna Film).


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Ævar Þór Benediktsson - Arabic arabíska Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Russian Rússneska Serbian Serbneska

Ævar Þór Benediktsson has become popular for his entertaining children’s books and programmes, on television and radio. He has won awards for scripts and stage plays as well as a recognition for his work in science and education. His book Your Very Own Fable won the Icelandic Bookseller Prize and the Children’s Book Prize as the best children’s book of the year. In 2017 he was selected for the Hay Festival’s Aarhus 39 List – A Collection of the 39 Best Emerging Writers for Young People from Across Europe.

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Works in translation

  • Piparkökuhúsið (The Gingerbread House) 2019

Serbia (Propolis) transl. Casper Sare

 

  • Þitt eigið ævintýri (Your Very Own Fairytale) 2017

Russia (Meshcheryakov)

 

  • Þín eigin hrollvekja (Your Very Own Spooky Story) 2016

Russia (Meshcheryakov)

 

  • Risaeðlur í Reykjavík (Attack of the Dinosaurs) 2015

UAE (AlFulk)

 

  • Þín eigin goðsaga (Your Very Own Nordic Mythology) 2015

Russia (Meshcheryakov)

 

  •  Þín eigin þjóðsaga (Your Very Own Fable) 2014

Russia (Meshcheryakov)


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Eva Björg Ægisdóttir - Crime Fiction Dutch English Enska Franska French Glæpasögur Hebreska Hebrew Hollenska

Eva Björg lives with her husband and their three children in Reykjavík. She was born and raised in Akranes, a small town about half an hour drive from Reykjavík which is the scene for her novel. After finishing a Bachelor's degree in Sociology she moved from Akranes to Trondheim, Norway, where she got her Master's degree in Globalisation. In 2018, Eva was the recipient of the Blackbird Award, a crime-writing prize hosted by prolific Iceland authors Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Ragnar Jónasson.

 

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Works in translation

 

  • Marrið í stiganum (The Creak On the Stairs) Veröld 2018

France (Le Martinière Littérature); Israel (Lesa Press); Netherlands (De Fontein); WEL (Orenda Books)

 


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Kristín Ómarsdóttir - Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Galician Galisíska German Ljóð Poetry Skáldsögur Swedish Sænska Þýska

Kristín Ómarsdóttir was born in 1962 in Reykjavík. She has published eight collections of poetry, nine novels, six collections of short stories, and six staged plays. Ómarsdóttir has received almost every major Icelandic literary award, in almost every genre, including the DV Culture Prize for Literature, the Icelandic National Theatre Award for Playwright of the Year, the Maístjarnan Poetry Book of the Year Award, and the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize, to name just a few. She has also been shortlisted twice for the Nordic Council Literature Prize and four times for the Icelandic Literature Prize. Today she is one of Iceland's most celebrated living authors.

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works in translation

 

  • Waitress in Fall: Selected Poems 

UK (Carcanet, 2018) transl. Vala Thorodds

 

 

  • Hér (Children in Reindeer Woods

Denmark (Jensen & Dalgaard, 2015) transl. Niels Rask Vendelbjerg; US (Open Letter, 2012) transl. Lytton Smith; Sweden (Kabusa Böcker, 2008) transl. Ann-Sofie Axelsson

 

  • Elskan mín ég dey 

France (Le Cavalier Bleu, 2003) transl. Eric Boury; Galicia (Rinoceronte Editora, 2015) transl. Elias Portela; Sweden (Anamma, 1999), transl. Ann-Sofie Axelsson

 

  • Flækingurinn

Denmark (Jensen & Dalgaard, 2018) transl. Niels Rask Vendelbjerg

 

  • Eilífar speglanir

Germany (Tunglið, 2015) transl. Ursula Geiger

 

  • Einu sinni sögur

Finland (Like, 1994) transl. Tuula Tuuva

Frakkland


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Aðalsteinn Ásberg - Arabic arabíska Barna– ungmennabækur Belarusian Children – YA Danish Danska Eistneska English Enska Estonian Fiction Finnish Finnska Hvítrússneska Ljóð Poetry Skáldsögur Swedish Sænska

Aðalsteinn Ásberg Sigurðsson was born in Húsavík, Iceland, in 1955. After attending the Commercial College of Iceland in Reykjavík, he studied Icelandic language, music and acting. In 1977 he made his literary debut with a book of poetry, Ósánar lendur (Virgin Soil). Since then he has published over 20 books of poetry and translated poetry, one novel and 15 children´s books. He has won several Icelandic literary prizes for his works. His poems are translated to a dozen of languages and he has been participating in many literature festivals. He is also a leading translator into Icelandic of poetry and lyrics for music.

Apart from the literary scene Sigurðsson is also a prolific songwriter and has been working with various artists for a long time. From 1998-2006 he was the president of the Writer´s Union of Iceland. His prestigious independent publishing house DIMMA is well known for both original editions and important editions of world literature, poetry and music. 


Works in translation

 

  • Dvergasteinn, Almenna bókafélagið, 1991

Denmark (CDR forlag, 2000) Dværgstenen, transl. Mette Fanø; Finland (Bokförlaget Idun, 2010) Haltia joka kadotti hohtokivensä, transl. Päivi Kumpulainen; Estonia (Nynorden, 2010) Kääbusekivi, transl. Toomas Lapp; Swedish (Bokförlaget Idun, Finland, 2011) Dvärgstenen, transl. Inge Knutsson; Lebanon (Khayyatsaghir, 2015) The Dwarf Stone, transl. Mazen Maarouf


  • Brúin yfir Dimmu, Mál og menning, 2000

Finland (Bokförlaget Idun, 2006) Silta Tumman yli, transl. Marjakaisa Matthíasson

  • Ljósin í Dimmuborg, Mál og menning, 2002

Finland (Bokförlaget Idun, 2008) Tummalinnan valot, transl. Marjakaisa Matthíasson


  • Hús eru aldrei ein (Black Sky), Uppheimar, 2011

Bilingual edition, transl. Aðalsteinn Ásberg Sigurðsson/Bernard Scudder

  • Selection of poems 1985-2015

Ukraine (Krok Publishing, 2015) Aposhni koler leta (The Last Colour of Summer), transl. Maria Pushkina


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Sigrún Eldjárn - Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Hungarian Swedish Sænska Ungverska

Sigrún Eldjárn has written and illustrated high on fifty children's books. She was the first author to receive the IBBY Iceland Prize Sögusteinn for her literary career in 2007, having received up to that point several awards and recognition for her work, among others the Reykjavik Children's Literature Prize three times and nominations to the H.C. Andersen Award and The Nordic Council Children's Literature Prize. Sigrún Eldjárn received the Cross of the Order of the Falcon for her contribution to culture for children in Iceland.


Works in translation

  • Sigurfljóð í grænum hvelli (Victoria in a Jiffy) 2019

Sweden (pionier press)

 

  • Silfurlykillinn (The Silver Key) 2018

Film rights: Bergmyndir

 

  • Týndu augun (The Lost Eyes) 2003

Hungary (People Team Millenium) transl. Patat Bence


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Gunnar Gunnarsson - Arabic arabíska Dutch Fiction Franska French German Hollenska Italian Ítalska Norska Norwegian Russian Rússneska Skáldsögur Spanish Spænska Þýska

Gunnar Gunnarsson (1889–1975) grew up in considerable poverty at Valþjofsstadur farm in the Fljotsdalur district of East Iceland. Despite great difficulties, he became one of the most popular novelists in Denmark and Germany. His claim to fame began with his first novel, Af Borgslægtens Historie (translated into English as Guest the One-Eyed), which was published by Gyldendal in 1912-1914 and was filmatised by Nordisk Film in 1919 (the first Icelandic writing ever made into a movie). During the next two and a half decades, Gunnar wrote numerous novels, short stories, poems and plays, in addition to frequent articles as he participated actively in Nordic social discussions. A large number of his books were printed in many countries, though his popularity was concentrated in Denmark and Germany. One of his books, Ships in the Sky, made it to sixth place on the New York Times' bestseller list in 1938. The Good Shepherd (Advent) is the book that has appeared most frequently and is still widely read today.

 

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Works in translation

  • Aðventa (Advent) 1931

Arabic (Dar Al-Muna); France (Éditions Zulma); Germany (Reclam Verlag); Italy (Iperborea); Netherlands (Lebowski Publishers); Norway (Samlaget); Russia (Text Publishers); Spain (Ediciones Encuentro)

 

  • Svartfugl (Black Cliffs) 1929

Germany (Reclam Verlag); Italy (Iperborea)


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Sölvi Björn Sigurðsson - Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Fræðibækur Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Non–fiction Poetry Skáldsögur

SÖLVI BJÖRN SIGURĐSSON (b. 1978) received the Icelandic Literary Prize for fiction for his latest novel, Saltwater: Apocrypha from the Life of the Physician General (Selta: apókrýfa úr ævi landlæknis, 2019). A translator of classical poetry, he has been distinguished for his translation of Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell. He has written three novels and a long-form poem. Saltwater: Apocrypha from the Life of the Physician General is his fourth novel.


Works in translation

  • Selta: apókrýfa úr ævi landlæknis 2019

Denmark (Forlaget Torgard); Macedonia (Ikona)

 

  • Síðustu dagar móður minnar 2009
    US/UK (Open Letter Books)

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Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir - Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Faroese Fiction Franska French Færeyska German Hollenska Hungarian Italian Ítalska Macedonian Makedónska Norska Norwegian Skáldsögur Swedish Sænska Turkish Tyrkneska Ungverska Þýska

Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir is one of Iceland's most highly acclaimed novelists, author of novels, short stories and plays that all demonstrate the author's great gift for characterisation. Her books have been translated into many foreign languages and enjoyed great acclaim, both abroad and in Iceland. Baldursdóttir has been the recipient of numerous prizes and commendations for her work, not least a nomination for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize. She has received the highest order of the Republic of Iceland, the Order of the Falcon, for her contribution to Icelandic literature.

 

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Works in translation

  • Gata mæðranna (Street of the Mothers) 2020 

Denmark (Gyldendal)

 

  • Svartalogn (Black Calm) 2016

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Rolf Stavnem; Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Krüger Verlag) transl. Tina Flecken

 

  • Kantata (Cantata) 2012

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Krüger Verlag); Denmark (Gyldendal); Norway (Gyldendal)

 

  • Karlsvagninn (The Big Dipper) 2009

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir 2011; Germany/Switzerland/ Austria (Krüger Verlag) transl. Ursula Giger 2011

 

  • Óreiða á striga (Chaos on Canvas) 2007

Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir; Faroe Islands (Sprotin); France (Gaïa, pocket, Éditions du Seuil) transl. Henrý Kiljan Albansson; Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Krüger Verlag) transl. Coletta Bürling; Norway (Gyldendal Norsk); The Netherlands (Querido) transl. Marcel Otten; Turkey (Hece)

 

  • Karítas án titils (Karitas – Untitled) 2004

World English (Amazon Crossing); Denmark (Gyldendal); Faroe Islands (Sprotin); France (Gaïa) transl. Henrý Kiljan Albansson; Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Krüger Verlag); Norway (Gyldendal Norsk) transl. Ine Camilla Bjørnsten og Inge Ulrik Gundersen; Sweden (Bra böcker) transl. Inge Knutsson; The Netherlands (Signature) transl. Marcel Otten; Turkey (Hece)

 

  • Kular af degi (When the Day Grows Colder) 1999

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Krüger Verlag) transl. Coletrta Bürling; Denmark (Gyldendal)

 

  • Hús úr húsi (House to House) 1997

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Krüger Verlag) transl. Coletta Bürling; Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir

 

  • Mávahlátur (Seagull's Laughter) 1995

Germany/Switzerland/Austria (Krüger Verlag) transl. Coletta Bürling; Denmark (Gyldendal) transl. Áslaug Th. Rögnvaldsdóttir; The Netherlands (Signature) transl. Paula Vermeyden; Sweden (Bra Böcker); Norway (Pantagruel) transl. Ellen Karine Berg; Macedonia (Antolog); Hungary (Metropolis Media Group); Italy (Elliot) transl. Silvia Cosimini


 

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Áslaug Jónsdóttir - Arabic arabíska Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Chinese Czech Danish Danska Faroese Finnish Finnska Franska French Færeyska Galician Galisíska Greenlandic Grænlenska Kínverska Latvian Lettneska Litháíska Lithuanian Norska Norwegian Russian Rússneska Spanish Spænska Swedish Sænska Tékkneska

Áslaug Jónsdóttir received The Reykjavik Children's Literature Prize for her work as illustrator in 2000, and was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award the same year. Her illustrations have been selected for the IBBY Honor List: Children's Verses with text by Bodvar Gudmundsson in 2004 and The Story of the Blue Planet with text by Andri Snaer Magnason in 2002, for which she received the West-Nordic Children's Book Prize and the UKLA Award 2014 along with the author. She was nominated to the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her work.

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Works in translation

  • Skrímsli í vanda (Monsters in Trouble) 2017  

Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); Sweden (Opal); Norway (Skald)

 

  • Ég vil fisk (I Want Fish) 2015 

Denmark (Milik); Sweden (Kabusa); Faroe Islands (BFL); Greenland (Milik); AbuDhabi (AlFulk); Galician (Editora Alvarellos)

 

 

  • Skrímslakisi (Monster Kitty) 2014 

Sweden (Kabusa); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); China (Maitian Culture); United Arab Emirates (Hudhud)

 

  • Skrímslaerjur (Monster Squabbles) 2012  

 

Sweden (Kabusa); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); China (Maitian Culture); Norway (Skald)

 

  • Skrímsli á toppnum (Monster at the Top) 2010  

Sweden (Kabusa); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); China (Maitian Culture)

 

  • Skrímsli í heimsókn (Monster Visit) 2009  

Sweden (Kabusa); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); Denmark (Torgard); China (Maitian Culture); United Arab Emirates (Hudhud); Norway (Skald)

 

  • Skrímslapest (Monster Flu) 2008 

Sweden (Kabusa); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); Denmark (Torgard); France (Circonf lexe/Millepages); Norway (Skald); Spain/Galicia (Sushi Books)

 

  • Skrímsli í myrkrinu (Monster in the Dark) 2007

Sweden (Bonnier Carlsen); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); Denmark (Torgard); France (Circonf lexe/Millepages); China (Maitian Culture); Norway (Skald); United Arab Emirates (Hudhud); Spain/ Galicia (Sushi Books); Russia (Mescheryakov)

 

  • Stór skrímsli gráta ekki (Big Monsters Don't Cry) 2006

Sweden (Bonnier Carlsen); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); Denmark (Torgard); Spain/Catalonia/Galicia/Basque Country (Sushi Books); France (Circonf lexe/Millepages); Norway (Skald); China (Maitian Culture); Lithuania (Burokelis); United Arab Emirates (Hudhud); Czech Republic (Argo); Russia (Mescheryakov)

 

  • Nei! Sagði litla skrímslið (No! Said the Little Monster) 2004  

Sweden (Bonnier Carlsen); Faroe Islands (Bókadeildin); Denmark (Carlsen); Finland (Pieni Karhu); Spain/Catalonia/Galicia/Basque Country (Sushi Books); France (Circonf lexe/Millepages); Finland (Pieni Karhu); Norway (Skald); China (Maitian Culture); Lithuania (Burokelis); United Arab Emirates (Hudhud); Czech Republic (Argo); Latvia (Liels un Mazs); Russia (Mescheryakov)


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Huginn Þór Grétarsson - Barna– ungmennabækur Children – YA Finnish Finnska Franska French Litháíska Lithuanian Romanian Rúmenska Serbian Serbneska Slovene slóvenska

Huginn Þór Grétarsson was born in 1978 in the town of Akureyri, North of Iceland. As a young boy, he lived two years in Denmark until returning to Iceland and settling in the capital of Reykjavik. He studied economics at the University of Reykjavik and later worked at financial management at Lund University in Sweden. He published his first book in 2006, a travel journal from his trip to South America. Since then, he has written and translated more than 100 books, mostly for children and teenagers. He has also written a successful series of light-reading books. Every year, they reprint some of his children's books to meet demand, and several of them are published abroad.


Works in translation

  • Kanínan sem fékk ALDREI nóg, Óðinsauga 2010

Canada (les malins, 2017) Le lapin trop gourmand; Lithuania (Jūsų Flintas, 2019) Kiškis kuriam niekada nebuvo gana; Romania and Moldova (Prut, 2019) Povestea iepurelui pofticios

 

  • Fjörugt ímyndunarafl, Óðinsauga 2011

Slovenia Norčije domišljije 2015

 

  • Myrkfælna tröllið, Óðinsauga útgáfa, 2012 

Serbia (Pčelica 2015) Strah od Mraka 

 

  • Fiðrildavængir, Óðinsauga 2013

Krila leptira, 2015, Pčelica

 

  • Herra T og kjúklingurinn hans sem heitir Asni, 2015 Óðinsauga

Finland (2016) HERRA T JA KANA NIMELTÄ AASI


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Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir - Barna– ungmennabækur Norska Sænska

Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir (b.1970) is a prolific and multi-award winning author of books for children and teens. She has written both modern stories as well as popular transcriptions of the Icelandic sagas, for which she won the Nordic Children's Book Prize in 2007. She received the Icelandic Children's Literature Prize for the mystery story The Lion's Secret in 2004. Þórarinsdóttir lectures at the Faculty of Education at the University of Akureyri and is the head of the Children's Literature Centre.


Works in translation

  • Njálssaga (The Saga of Njáll) Mál og menning, 2002

Norway (N. W. Damm og Sön, 2005), transl. Jon Sveinbjörn Jónsson; Sweden (Berghs, 2004), transl. John Swedenmark


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Sólveig Pálsdóttir - Crime Fiction English Enska German Glæpasögur Þýska

Sólveig Pálsdóttir (b. 1959) graduated from The Icelandic Drama School, did her B.A. in literary theory at The University of Iceland and qualified as a certified teacher at the Teacher´s College of Iceland. Sólveig appeared in several plays at the National Theatre and various independent theatre productions, did radio and TV drama and voiceovers, to name a few. She also spent several years as a radio programmer and worked on cultural projects periodically. 

Sólveig received the The Drop of Blood – Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year award 2019 for her book Fjötrar.


Works in translation

  • Leikarinn, 2012

Germany (Aufbau Verlag) 2014 


  • Hinir réttlátu, 2013

Germany (Aufbau Verlag) 2015


  • Refurinn (The Fox), 2017

UK (Corylus Books) 2020


  • Fjötrar (Shackles) 2019

UK (Corylus Books) 2021 


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Bragi Ólafsson - Arabic arabíska Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Franska French German Italian Ítalska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Poetry Skáldsögur Spanish Spænska Turkish Tyrkneska Þýska

Bragi Ólafsson, born in Reykjavik is 1962, is an Icelandic writer of novels, short stories, plays and poetry. His novels are undoubtedly among the most original and remarkable Icelandic stories of recent years and he has also received critical acclaim for his plays, short stories and poetry. His subtle humor and ability to depict the extraordinary in ordinary life, often while painting a tragi-comic picture, make his work thrilling in a most unconventional way. Ólafsson's novel, The Ambassador (available in the US by Open Letter), received the 2006 Icelandic Bookseller's Award and was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize (as have other four of his eight novels to date), as well as the Nordic Council Literary Prize in 2008. Open Letter has also published Bragi's novels, The Pets and Narrator. His novel Party Games received the DV Cultural Prize in 2004, and the Icelandic Bookseller's Award. Two of Ólafsson´s plays were hugely successful, and his poetry and short stories have been translated into various languages.


Works in translation

  • Gæludýrin (The Pets), Bjartur 2001

Denmark (Lindhardt & Ringhof), transl. Susanne Torpe; Germany (Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag), transl. Tina Flecken; USA (Open Letter), transl. Janice Balfour; France (Acted sud), transl. Robert Guillemette; Italy (La Linea), transl. Silvia Cosimini; Argentina (Bajo la luna), transl. Fabio Teixidó; Macedonia (Ikona), transl. Hatka Haj∏ob; Egypt (Animar); Turkey (Zeplin), transl. Özde Cakmak


  • Sendiherrann (The Ambassador), Mál og menning 2006

Denmark (Athene), transl. Kim Lembek; Germany (Fischer Verlag), transl. Tina Flecken; USA (Open Letter), transl. Lytton Smith; Macedonia (Ikona), transl. Hatka Haj∏ob; Lithuania (Kitos Knygos), transl. Jurgita Marija Abraityté


  • Sögumaður (Narrator), Mál og menning 2014

USA (Open Letter), transl. Lytton Smith; France (Acted sud), transl. Robert Guillemette


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Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson - Danish Danska English Enska Faroese Fræðibækur Færeyska German Non–fiction Norska Norwegian Þýska

Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson (b. 1948) is an art historian, curator, poet and translator, educated at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and the University of Lund, Sweden. He is the author and co-author of some 35 books on Icelandic art and culture. Two of his books have been nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize in non-fiction category. He has curated well over 100 exhibitions of art in Iceland, Sweden and Canada and also lectured on Icelandic art in divers countries.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Ingolfsson was also active as a cultural editor of Icelandic newspapers and magazines. For his writings on Icelandic design he was awarded the prestigious Swedish Söderberg Prize in 1999, along with four other Scandinavian critics.


Works in translation

  • Patrick Huse: Nordiske landslap (co-authored by Jan Ake Petterson and Öysten Loge, 1994, English and Norwegian, translators Inger Fluge Mæland and Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson, Cappelen, Oslo
  • Leifur Breiðfjörð, 1995, English and German, translators D. Schwarz and author, Mál og menning, Reykjavik and Scanbacher International, Germany
  • Mikines, ævi og list, 2006, Nesútgáfan, Reykjavík, main text in English by author, Faroese translation by Bárður Jákupsson, Danish translation by Knud Michelsen

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Gísli Sigurðsson - English Enska Fræðibækur Non–fiction

Gísli Sigurðsson (b. 1959) is a Research Professor at the Árni Magnússon Institute, at the University of Iceland. He studied in Iceland, Canada and Ireland and has served as a Visiting Professor in Winnipeg, Stavanger and Berkeley. He works on orality and textualisation, in the eddas, sagas and more recent folklore. Gísli has published monographs on his research in English (Gaelic Influence in Iceland (1988, 2nd ed. 2000) and Medieval Icelandic Saga and Oral Tradition (2004)) as well as in Icelandic (Leiftur á horfinni öld (2013)). He has edited a complete annotated edition of Eddic poetry (1998) and a collection of settlement lore from Canada and the US: Sögur úr Vesturheimi (2012); in addition to curating exhibitions on the settlement of Iceland, the Vinland voyages and the manuscripts. His current work evolves around ethnic astronomy and the social role of narratives of both the mythical and saga kind.


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Works in translation

  • Túlkun Íslendingasagna í ljósi munnlegrar hefðar: Tilgáta um aðferð“ (Rit 56). Stofnun Árna Magnússonar á Íslandi. Reykjavík 2002. Trans. by Nicholas Jones: The Medieval Icelandic Saga and Oral Tradition: A discourse on Method. Publications of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature 2. Cambridge, Massachusetts & London, England: Harvard University Press 2004. Online edition 2018: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_SigurdssonG.The_Medieval_Icelandic_Saga_and_Oral_Tradition.2004
  • Introduction and notes in The Vinland Sagas: The Icelandic Sagas about the First Documented Voyages across the North Atlantic. Penguin Books 2008.


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Sigrún Pálsdóttir - English Enska Fiction Fræðibækur Non–fiction Skáldsögur

Sigrún Pálsdóttir completed a PhD the History of Ideas at the University of Oxford in 2001, after which she was a research fellow at the University of Iceland, and the editor of Saga, the principal peer-reviewed journal for Icelandic history. Her historical works include the 19th century biography Þóra biskups (Thora. A Bishop’s Daughter, 2010) and Sigrún og Friðgeir (Uncertain Seas, 2013), a story of a young couple and their three children who were killed when sailing from New York to Iceland aboard a ship torpedoed by a German submarine in 1944. Sigrún’s first novel Kompa (History. A Mess, 2016/2019) is a satirical fiction about a young historian who realizes that the premises for her doctoral thesis is unfounded. Her second novel and most recent work is the novel Delluferðin (Runaround, 2019), a tragicomic tale about the preservation of cultural treasure in 19th century Iceland and New York.

Pálsdóttir’s works has been nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize, Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize, Hagthenkir Prize, DV Cultural Prize and Icelandic Booksellers Prize.


Works in translation

  • Kompa, (History. A Mess) 2016

USA (Open Letter, 2019)


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Magnús Sigurðsson - English Enska Ljóð Poetry

Magnús Sigurðsson (1984) is a poet and translator. Born in a small fishing village in Iceland's remote Westfjords, in 2019 he received his PhD for a dissertation on Emily Dickinson's reception in Icelandic literature. His debut was a translation of Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos, published by the University of Iceland Press in 2007. In 2008, Sigurðsson was awarded the Tómas Guðmundsson Prize for his first book of poems. In 2013, he received the prestigious Jón úr Vör Poetry Award. Author of five collections of intimate, spare lyrics and two works of experimental prose fiction, as well as translator of numerous collections of poetry into Icelandic, Sigurðsson has been called "one of Iceland's most noteworthy young authors." Tími kaldra mána (2013), his third book of poems, was published as Cold Moons in the US in 2017. Forthcoming in 2020 is an extensive selection of Emily Dickinson's poems in Sigurðsson's translation.


Works in translation

  • Tími kaldra mána (Cold Moons) Uppheimar, 2013

USA (Phoneme Media, 2017) transl. Meg Matich


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Halldór Guðmundsson - Biography Danish Danska Dutch English Enska Fræðibækur German Hollenska Non–fiction Norska Norwegian Swedish Sænska Þýska Ævisögur

Halldór Guðmundsson was born in Reykjavík in 1956, brought up in Germany and studied in Denmark. He has worked as a publisher for Mál og menning, at that time Iceland's largest publisher, written several books, the most well known being a biography of the Icelandic Nobel prize laureate, Halldór Laxness, for which he was awarded The Icelandic Literary Prize for best work of non-fiction in 2004. He has also written Writer‘s Lives, a parallel biography of the writers Gunnar Gunnarsson and Þórbergur Þórðarson, and three books in German, among them one on the Icelandic financial crisis, Wir sind alle Isländer, together with Dagur Gunnarsson. For five years, Halldór Guðmundsson was the CEO of Harpa, the concert hall in Reykjavík. He has been the project manager for a Guest of Honour country at the Frankfurt book-fair twice; Iceland (2011), and Norway (2019).

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Works in translation

  • Halldór Laxness – ævisaga (Halldór Laxness – A Biography) 2004

Denmark (Vindrosen, 2010) Halldór Laxness – en biografi, transl. Kim Lembek and Rolf Stavnen; Germany (btb Verlag, 2008) Halldór Laxness – eine Biographie, transl. Helmut Lugmayr; Norway (Tiden, 2007) Halldór Laxness – en biografi, transl. Silje Beite Løken and Ine Camille Bjørnsten; Sweden (Leopard 2008) Halldór Laxness – en biografi, transl. Inge Knutsson; UK (MacLehose Press, 2008) The Islander – a Biography of Halldór Laxness, transl. Philip Roughton

 

  • Halldór Laxness – Leben und Werk, a monography, German in cooperation with Helmut Lugmayr, Steidl, Göttingen 2002. Revised edition Halldór Laxness – Sein Leben, Steidl, Göttingen 2011

 

  • Wir sind alle Isländer, von Lust und Frust in der Krise zu sein, with Dagur Gunnarsson, btb Verlag München 2009

The Netherlands (Cossee Publishers Amsterdam, 2009) Wij zijn allemaal Ijslanders, transl. Henriette van Weerdt-Schellekens

 

  • Mamúska – sagan um mína pólsku ömmu, Reykjavík 2015

Germany (btb Verlag München 2010) Mamutschkas Lebensrezepte – Ich bin nicht verrückt, aber extravagant

 

  • Iceland – Land of Stories

Germany (Corso / Verlagshaus Römerweg) transl. Kristof Magnusson; English by Steingrímur Teague, to be published 2021


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Þórdís Gísladóttir - Barna– ungmennabækur Ljóð Skáldsögur Ungverska

Þórdís Gísladóttir has written seventeen books and translated over twenty books from Swedish to Icelandic. She writes for all ages; Poetry, Novels and Children's Books, and she has also written a play for the National Radio. Þórdís studied Icelandic and literature and has a degree in Scandinavian linguistics from Uppsala University in Sweden. Her first book of Poetry, Leyndarmál annarra (Other People's Secrets), got the Tómas Guðmundsson Poetry Prize, and her first book for children, Randalín og Mundi (Randalín and Mundi), got the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize. Þórdís has been nominated three times to The Icelandic Literature Prize as well as the Maístjarnan Prize for the best book of poetry published 2016. The novel Horfið ekki í ljósið (Don't look into the flash, 2018) garnered critical acclaim and her poetry has been translated to Swedish, German, Russian, English and Finnish.


Works in translation

  • Randalín og Mundi (Randalín és Mundi)

Hungary (Pongrác Kiadó) 2015

 

TV Rights for Randalín og Mundi (four books) sold to Glassriver Production Company.


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Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir - English Enska Ljóð Poetry

Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir (b. 1985) has been active on the Icelandic poetry scene since her teenage years. Her most recent book of poetry is Hetjusögur (Heroes, 2020). Her third book, Stormviðvörun, was translated into English by K.B. Thors as Stormwarning and published in a bilingual edition in the United States by Phoneme Media in 2018. For her translation, Thors won the American-Scandinavian Foundation‘s Leif and Inger Sjöberg Award and was longlisted for the PEN America Literary Award for translated poetry. Kristín Svava‘s poems have also been translated into Danish, German, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Greek and Arabic, and published in various magazines and anthologies.

Kristín Svava holds an MA degree in history from the University of Iceland. Her monograph on the history of pornography in Iceland, published in 2018, was awarded the prestigious Hagthenkir Award for non-fiction.


Works in translation

 

  • Stormviðvörun (Stormwarning). Bjartur 2015. 

United States (Phoneme Media, 2018), transl. K.B. Thors.


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