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Höfundar

Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir - English Enska Fiction Franska French German Ljóð Poetry Polish Pólska Skáldverk Swedish Sænska Þýska

Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir (b.1958) has received several awards and recognition for her work. Her first poetry collection, Dans í lokuðu herbergi (Dance in a Closed Room) was published in 1989, and she has since released further poetry collections as well as novels for children and adults, short stories, and plays, and produced dance works and performances.

Elísabet is a two-time recipient of the Women's Literature Prize, for The Locksmith's Good Advice and for Love, a nervous wreck. No dancing at Coalfishrock, which became a nominee for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2016 and was nominated for the DV Cultural Prize 2015. Jökulsdóttir was also a candidate in the 2016 presidential election. She received The Icelandic Literary Prize 2020, in the category of fiction, for her autobiographical novel Aprílsólarkuldi (Sunny April Cold) and a nomination for the Women's Literature Prize.


Works in translation

NOVELS


  • Aprílsólarkuldi – Frásögn um ást og geðveiki og huggun (Sunny April Cold – A Story of Love, Madness, and Solace), Forlagid, 2020

Sweden (Bokförlaget Thorén & Lindskog AB), transl. John Swedenmark, to be published in 2022


POETRY


  • Ástin ein taugahrúga: Enginn dans við Ufsaklett (Love, a nervous wreck. No dancing at Coalfishrock), Viti menn, 2014

Poland (Miroslaw Godek), transl. Jacek Godek, 2019


  • Solstice

France (Editions Érès, Po&Psy), Transl. Catherine Eyjólfsson, 2015


  • Wortlaut Island, Isländische Gegenwartsliteratur 

Germany (Edition die horen) 2000. Edited by Franz Gíslason, Sigurður A. Magnusson, Wolfgang Schiffer. Das Mädchen mit dem Seehund; Das Mädchen, das Bäume umarmte; Das kleine Mädchen, das von Fischerzen lebte; Das Klaumädchen; Das Opamädchen; Das Augenmädchen; Das Zigarettenmädchen. Transl. Gudrun M.H. Kloes. 


  • Brushstrokes of blue – The young poets of Iceland. An Anthology

UK (The Greyhound Press) 1994. Selected by Pall Valsson: The Housebreaker; The Seven Boys; The Child Who Received Compensation; The Little Girl Who Lived on Fishes' Hearts; The Divorce Children (from Galdrabók Ellu Stínu (Ella Stína's Book of Spells, 1993). Transl. David McDuff.


  • Isländsiche Lyrik

Germany (Insel Verlag) 2011: Eine Frau, die auf die Werbung hörte (Kona sem fór eftir auglýsingum) (from Lúðrasveit Ellu Stínu, 1996). Transl. Jón Bjarni Atlason and Alexander Sitzmann.


Contact

Gerður Kristný - Barna– og ungmennabækur Children – YA Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska German Ljóð Norska Norwegian Poetry Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk 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

 

Kristín Eiríksdóttir - Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Franska French Hungarian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Poetry Skáldverk 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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Andri Snær Magnason - Arabic Arabíska Barna– og 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 Skáldverk 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.

Further information


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 

Dagur Hjartarson - Fiction Franska French Ljóð Poetry Skáldverk

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

Contact

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 Skáldverk 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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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.

 

Further information


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)

 


Contact

Bragi Ólafsson - Arabic Arabíska Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Franska French German Italian Ítalska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Macedonian Makedónska Poetry Skáldverk 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


Contact

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 Skáldverk 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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Gyrðir Elíasson - Czech Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Franska French German Ljóð Norska Norwegian Poetry Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk 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) 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

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.

Further information


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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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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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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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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Fríða Ísberg - Danish Danska Fiction German Ljóð Poetry Skáldverk 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.

Further information


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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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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Aðalsteinn Ásberg - Arabic Arabíska Barna– og ungmennabækur Belarusian Children – YA Danish Danska Eistneska English Enska Estonian Fiction Finnish Finnska Hvítrússneska Ljóð Poetry Skáldverk 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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Þórarinn Eldjárn - Barna– og ungmennabækur Children – YA Danish Danska English Enska Fiction Finnish Finnska Franska French German Ljóð Poetry Skáldverk Þýska

Þórarinn Eldjárn (b.1949) is one of Iceland's most admired authors and the recipient of many awards. A superb poet, he has tackled almost every genre since his debut in 1974. He has published numerous collections of poetry and children's verse, short-story collections and novels as well as translating fiction for adults and children from English and the Scandinavian languages. Among them are works by Strindberg, Ibsen, HC Andersen and Göran Tunström; Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland as well as Shakespeare's King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet for the National Theatre.

Þórarinn's novel Brotahofud (The Blue Tower) was shortlisted for the Aristeion 1998 – the European literature and translation prize, nominated to the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 1999 and to the IMPAC Dublin award in 2001. Brotahofud has been published in English, Finnish, French, Danish and German translations.

 

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Works in translation

NOVELS

  • Brotahöfuð (The Blue Tower), historical novel, Vaka-Helgafell, 1996

Denmark (Poul Kristensens Forlag, 2008), transl. Björn Sigurbjörnsson; Finland (Like, 1999), transl. Tapio Koivukari; France (Le Cavalier Bleu, 2003,) transl. Régis Boyer; Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Conte Verlag, 2011) transl. Coletta Bürling; UK (Mare's Nest, 1999), transl. Bernard Scudder

 

SHORT STORIES

  • Die glücklichste Nation unter der Sonne. Geschichten von Island, short story collection, 13 stories: Der Klang der Wörter, Die Zauberformel, Die Taschenkrise, Der Besitzer, Eine kleine Flötenschule, Lachen erwünscht, Die Geisterstadt, Lulli und das Leitknäuel, Eines jeden Traum, Höhenflug, Urinium, Die Saga von den Siedlern in der Knüppelbucht, Die Hohnstange.Transl. Coletta Bürling

Germany/Austria/Switzerland (Conte Verlag, 2011)

 

  • Des perles et du pain, short story collection, 10 stories: Le bruissement de l'aigle, Les perles de chez Hermann Kjögx sont les meilleures, Deux petites femmes de l'Est, T'es sûr que ça y est?, Tilbury, J'ai vécu, Simples malentendus, Le communiant qui n'en avait pas rien à faire, Quand les rêves se réalisent, Le bonhomme de pain, transl. Séverine Daucourt-Fridriksson
France (Presses Universitaires de Caen d'Etudes Nordiques, 2001)

  • Aðsókn (Incursion), from the short story collection Ó fyrir framan (1992)

UK (Comma Press) anthology, 2021, transl. Phil Roughton

 

  • Níðstöng (Scorn Pole), transl. Lytton Smith. In the book Out of the Blue: New Short Fiction from Iceland.

US (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) Editor: Helen Mitsios

 

  • Í svip (Anblick) and Flökkusaga (Eine Wandergeschichte), transl. Anna Papke. In the book Gaben des Himmels, Neue Erzählungen zeitgenössischer isländischer Autoren. Editors: Hubert Seelow and Kolbrún Haraldsdóttir

Germany (Steidl, 2011)

 

  • Ókvæða við (Rester interdit), from the short story collection Margsaga, 1985, transl. Régis Boyer

France (Les Belles Lettres, 2009), in the collection Trésor de la nouvelle de la littérature scandinave

 

  • Arnsúgur (A Rush of Wings), transl. Martin Regal

US (McSweeney's. 15, editor: Dave Eggers, 2004)

 

  • Í draumi sérhvers manns (Eines jeden Traum) and Die Taschenkrise, short stories, transl. Coletta Bürling

Germany, edition die horen (anthology: Wortlaut Island, 2000)

 

POEMS

  • 7 poems: (Angelica Versallica, Excelsior, Great Beginning, Nails, Fairy Tale, Imagine, Sneaky), transl. Sola Bjarnadottir O'Connell, Anthology: Beneath the Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary Icelandic Poetry, editor: Helen Mitsios

US (Talismann House) 2014

 

  • Góður gestur á Bakka (Guter Gast auf Bakki), Jakkaföt frá Gefjun (Jedermanns Anzug), from Ydd (1984), transl. Richard Kölbl, anthology: Isländische Lyrik

Germany (Insel Verlag) 2011

 

  • Grannmeti og átvextir, a poem for children from Grannmeti og átvextir (Froots and Vegedibles) (2001): transl. Olga Holownia

UK (Walker) 2011, anthology (Pumpkin Grumpkin – Nonsense Poems From Around the World)  


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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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Haukur Ingvarsson - Danish Danska English Enska German Graphic novel Greek Gríska Litháíska Lithuanian Ljóð Norska Norwegian Poetry Skáldverk Swedish Sænska Þýska

Haukur Ingvarsson (b. 1979) is an Icelandic writer and literary scholar. He was a cultural journalist for the Icelandic Broadcasting Service for a decade. His first book of poetry, Niðurfall og þættir af hinum dularfulla Manga (Downfall and Episodes of the Mysterious Mangi), was published in 2005, followed by a book on the late novels of Icelandic Nobel laureate Halldor Laxness (2009) and the historical novel November 1976 (2011). For his latest book of poetry, Vistarverur (Ecostentialism) (2018), Ingvarsson won the prestigious Tomas Gudmundsson Literary Prize. Ingvarsson defended his PhD thesis on the reception of American novelist William Faulkner in Iceland in 2020. The thesis will be published by The Icelandic Historical Society in 2021. His forthcoming book of poetry is called Menn sem elska menn (Men Who Love Men ) - bio written by poet and friend Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl.


Works in translation

 

NOVELS

· Nóvember 1976 (November 1976), Forlagid 2011

Germany (Edition Rugerup), transl. Benedikt Grabinski, 2016

 

POETRY

Norway: 2021. „Blindpassasjerar“. Translator: Oskar Vistdal. Vinduet 75: 1, bls. 46–51.

Germany 2021. „Einweihungsparty“, Translators: Jón Thor Gíslason and Wolfgang Schiffer. Signaturen, https://signaturen-magazin.de/haukur-ingvarsson--einweihungsparty.html?fbclid=IwAR3RDgcubLeNTnafY2bGUSJWGU4GakEUe1ijSg5dcQKdhBpA0lYEgkFqie0

USA: 2021. „The Sinking IV. –VI, from Ecostentialism“. (Vistarverur) Translator: Meg Matich. Words Without Borders April issue, https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/article/april-2021-writing-from-iceland-sinkings-haukur-ingvarsson-meg-matich

Sweden: 2020. „Ur Raserade städer“. Translator John Swedenmark. Divan nr. 3–4, bls. 45–57.

Greece: 2020. „Úr Vistarverum“. Translator Stergia Kavvalou. Ljóðasafn ungra skálda frá Íslandi/Ανθολογία Νέων Ισλανδών Ποιητών. Athens: Vakxikon.gr Publications.

Lithuania. 2019. „V.“. Translator Jurgita Marija Abraityté, Krantai 171: 2, bls. 76–77.

Norway: 2018. „Alt synker“. Translator Kristian Breidfjord. Dikteren roper: Mikrofonen er for høyt oppe. Bergen: Audiatur, bls. 71–95.

Denmark: 2011. „Skygger fra fortiden I“, „Skygger fra fortiden II“, „A day in the life“, „Er Phil Spector til stede?“, „Ravnespark“, „Formeksperimenter“, „En verden der fandtes engang“, „Kærlighedsdigt til rockmusiken og en pige i kort kjole“. Translator Erik Skyum-Nielsen. Ny Islandsk Poesi. Ritstj. Nina Søs Vinther. Copenhagen: Arena, pp. 73–97.


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Jónas Reynir Gunnarsson - Danish Danska Fiction German Hungarian Ljóð Poetry Serbian Serbneska Skáldverk Ungverska Þýska

Jónas Reynir Gunnarsson (b. 1987) studied Creative Writing MA at the University of Iceland. His previous novels, Connecting Flight and Starfish, garnered much attention, the former being nominated for the DV Culture Award. His poetry book Big Oil Tankers received the Tomas Gudmundsson Literature Award and the collection Laundry Day was recipient of the May Star Poetry Prize. Jonasreynir.com


Works in translation

NOVELS

  • Millilending (Connecting Flight), Partus 2017

Denmark (Gyldendal), Transl. Erik-Skyum Nielsen


  • Dauði skógar (Death of a Forest), Forlagid 2020

Hungary (POLAR Egyesület); Serbia (Treći Trg)


POEMS

  • Poems from Laundry Day

Germany: (die horen) 2021. Transl. Jón Thor Gíslason and Wolfgang Schiffer;

(Fixpoetry) 2020. Transl. Jón Thor Gíslason and Wolfgang Schiffer


  • Poems from Big Oil Tankers and A Village Manual.

Hungary: (észak) 2018. Transl. Kata Veress


  • Four poems from Laundry Day (Þvottadagur).

Germany, Signaturen-Magazin. Transl. Jon Thor Gislason and Wolfgang Schiffer:

https://www.signaturen-magazin.de/jonas-reynir-gunnarsson--vier-gedichte.html


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