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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 Skáldverk 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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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 Skáldverk 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 Skáldverk 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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