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Monday 24. Apr 2017
The Icelandic poetry collective Meðgönguljóð (Partus Press) hosts a two day summer poetry festival in Reykjavík with female poets from Iceland, Greenland, Finland and the Faroe Islands on July 2nd and 3rd 2014.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa announces its first creative writing MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). This free course is called How Writers Write Poetry and it is now open for enrollment.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Reykjavík City of Literature and Sundhöll Swimming Pool welcome you to an evening of lyrical relaxation during the Winter Lights Festival in Reykjavík.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
On Sunday afternoon (the 27th of October, starting at 1 p.m.), guests of the Conrad Festival are invited to literary Reykjavik in the centre of Krakow.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Pass the Word, a two day literary programme hosted by Reykjavík City of Literature during the PEN International Congress, continued on Tuesday September 10th with readings in four locations, including a night of poetry... Meira
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Pass the Word – a literary programme hosted by Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature, in tandem with the PEN International Congress and Reykjavík International Literary Festival, marked the new fall season at the... Meira
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Registration is now open for the Iceland Writers Retreat, a five day program for published and aspiring writers of both fiction and non-fiction books. The retreat will take place in Reykjavik from April 4 - 13, 2014.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Reykjavík City Library hosts a free literary walking tour in downtown Reykjavík every Thursday in June, July and August at 5pm. The focus in on crime stories, ghosts and other fenomenon on the darker side. The walk,... Meira
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Rúnar Helgi Vignisson received the DV Culture Prize for Literature in 2013 for his short story collection, Ást í meinum (Love and Other Complications), published by the publishing house Uppheimar in 2012.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
The project "World Women in Iceland" seeks to make the contribution of immigrant women to Icelandic culture and society more visible.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Andri Snaer Magnason, author of LoveStar and Philip K. Dick Award nominee, will be at Housing Works Wednesday, February 27th at 7pm to celebrate science fiction writing.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
The Icelandic Literary Prize 2012 was awarded at the presidential residence Bessastaðir on February 6. Authors Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl and Gunnar F. Guðmundsson received the prize.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
The novel LoveStar by Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason is nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, a science fiction award named after the famous writer.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017

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Monday 24. Apr 2017
The nominations for the Icelandic Literary Prize were announced at the National Gallery of Iceland earlier this month. Ten titles are traditionally nominated for the prize each year, in the categories of fiction and non... Meira
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Nominations for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2013 have been announced. Iceland has two of the 14 nominations, the novel Konan við 1000º (The Woman at 1000°) by Hallgrímur Helgason, and Guðmundur Andri Thorsson‘s... Meira
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Advent and Christmas in Reykjavík has never been as exciting, eventful and decorative as it will be this year.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Award-winning controversial French author Michel Houellebecq is visiting Reykjavík to discuss his latest novel The Map and the Territory, which was published in an Icelandic translation earlier this month by pub
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature hosts three events on Reykjavík Culture Night, August 18, 2012. The program takes place at the new Reykjavík Concert and Conference Centre by the Reykjavík harbour, Harpa.
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Monday 24. Apr 2017
A yet to be published French translation of Rigning í nóvember (November Rain) by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir has been nominated for the Prix du roman Fnac.