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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 Skáldverk 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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Kristín Ómarsdóttir - Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French Galician Galisíska German Ljóð Poetry Skáldverk 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

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Áslaug Jónsdóttir - Arabic Arabíska Barna– og 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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Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir - English Enska Franska French Galician Galisíska German Ljóð Poetry Polish Pólska Swedish Sænska Þýska

Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir (b. 1958) is a poet, novelist, playwright and screenwriter. She was already known from her magazine contributions when her first collection, Bláþráður (Hanging by a Thread) was published in 1990, the best début by an Icelandic poet for a long time. Two aspects of Vilhjálmsdóttir's work were perhaps most striking: the depth she achieved in her introspective poems, and her original approach to nature poetry. Her second book, Klakabörnin (The Children of Ice, 1992), testified to her growing stature as a poet as she tackles perennial subjects such as human relationships and emotions with a singular lyrical sensitivity. In 2003 she published a semi-autobiographical novel: Lygasaga (Story of Lies).

Her plays have been staged at the Reykjavik City Theatre as well as other ventures.

Linda Vilhjálmsdóttir has received numerous prizes and awards for her literary work, including two literary awards from the daily newspaper DV, the Jón-úr-Vör Poety Award and the Icelandic Booksellers' Prize for the best volume of poetry in 2015. The volume frelsi (liberty) was also nominated for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize (2017) and brought her the title “European Poet of Freedom” 2018 in Gdansk.
Her poems have been published in various anthologies in English, Swedish, French, German and Galician.


Works in translation

  • smáa letrið (2018)

Germany (Elif Verlag, 2021), transl. Jon Thor Gislason and Wolfgang Schiffer; Sweden (Lil'Lit Förlag, 2021), transl. John Swedenmark

 

  • frelsi (2015)

Germany (Elif Verlag, 2018), transl. Jon Thor Gislason and Wolfgang Schiffer; Poland (City Culture Institute, 2018), transl. Jacek Godek; Sweden (Lil'Lit Förlag, 2019), transl. John Swedenmark

 

  • frostfiðrildi (2006) & öll fallegu orðin (2000)

Alle schönen Worte. Öll fallegu orðin / Alle schönen Worte. Frostfiðrildin / Frostschmetterlinge: Ljóð / Gedichte. Poems in Icelandic and German. Illustrations by Bernd Koberling, Kleinheinrich, Germany, 2011 Transl. Tina Flecken

 

  • Mona Lisa (selected poems from Bláþráður (1990) and Klakabörnin (1992).)

UK (Greyhound Press, in association with The Essex festival, 1993), transl. Sigurður A. Magnússon. In Icelandic and English.


  • Beneath the Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Edited by Helen Mitsios. 
Talisman House, US, 2014: Hekla volcano; Rhapsody; Weather; Morning Poem; The Sea; Happiness. Transl. Sigurður A. Magnússon


  • Isländsiche Lyrik. Insel Verlag, Germany, 2011: Island, (transl. Gregor Laschen & Franz Gislason); Wetter – Zwei (transl. Tina Flecken); Frostschmetterlinge (transl. Tina Flecken).


  • Wortlaut Island, Isländische Gegenwartsliteratur
Edited by Franz Gislason, Sigurður A. Magnússon, Wolfgang Schiffer. Edition die horen, Germany, 2000: Wetter; Himmelsbref (transl. Franz Gislason, Wolfgang Schiffer & Johann P. Tammen); Sturm im Blut (transl. BarbaraKöhler); Das Schiffsradio (transl. Franz Gislason, Wolfgang Schiffer & Johann P. Tammen); Nacht. Eins; Nacht. Zwei; Nacht. Drei (transl. Johann P. Tammen); Island (transl. Gregor Laschen); ja doch selbstverständlich; weixss nicht; komm (transl. Franz Gislason & Wolfgang Schiffer)


  • A booklet of translation from The 30th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam 1999 (available in English or Dutch at www.poetry.nl)


  • Brushstrokes of blue – The young poets of Iceland. An Anthology
Selected by Pall Valsson. The Greyhound Press, UK, 1994: Bus Stop; Nights; Mona Lista: First Mosaic; Mona Lisa: Second Mosaic; Mona Lisa: Third Mosaic; Side by Side. Transl. Sigurdur A. Magnusson


  • Ich hörte die Farbe blau – Poesi aus Island, an anthology of Icelandic poetry, published by Edition die horen, Germany 1992 


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