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Fréttir
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.
Fréttir
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
Fréttir
Wednesday 15. Mar 2017

The Icelandic writer Ævar Thór Benediktsson has been selected to be a part of an international anthology for children and young adults in connection with the International Children’s Literature Hay Festival, held in... Meira

Fréttir
Wednesday 1. Mar 2017

The Committee for the Reykajavík Children and Young People’s Literature Prize have nominated the following 15 works for the prize in 2017, for books published 2016.

Fréttir
Wednesday 1. Mar 2017

The special award for academic work of outstanding quality in 2016 by Hagþenkir, the Assocation of Icelandic Non-fiction Writers was granded the 1st of March to the historian Viðar Hreinsson for his work

Fréttir
Tuesday 7. Feb 2017

TÍU FRAMÚRSKARANDI FRÆÐIRIT TILNEFND

Tilnefningar til Viðurkenningar Hagþenkis 2016 voru kynntar í Borgarbókasafninu í Grófarhúsi fimmtudaginn 2. febrúar 2017.

Fréttir
Monday 23. Jan 2017

Ljóðstafur (the poem stick) Jóns from Vör was awarded for the sixteenth time on January 21st, which is the 100th anniversary of the birth of the poet.

Fréttir
Tuesday 12. Aug 2014
The Nordic Romanists´ Congress will be held in Reykjavík on August 12-15, 2014, at the University of Iceland. This 19th edition of the Congress will gather together romanists, linguists and literary scholars, linked to... Meira
Fréttir
Wednesday 6. Aug 2014
On Thursday August 7 2014 Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower on Viðey Island off the Reykjavik shore will be lit in memory of the victims killed in Gaza in the past few weeks. A music and poetry hour with local artists will... Meira
Fréttir
Friday 1. Aug 2014
Krakow UNESCO City of Literature has initiated a project, portraying poetry from all seven UNESCO Cities of Literature in the very heart of Krakow. From August 1st 2014, on the corner of the Main Square and Bracka St.,... Meira
Fréttir
Wednesday 23. Jul 2014
The Icepick is a new crime fiction award, founded by Iceland's Festival of Crime Fiction - Iceland Noir, The Icelandic Association of Translators and Interpreters and The Icelandic Crime Writing Association. The Icepick... Meira
Fréttir
Monday 7. Jul 2014
The Story of the Blue Planet by Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason and illustrator Áslaug Jónsdóttir won the UKLA Book Award in the 7 - 11 year category for 2014. Julian Meldon D-Arcy translated to English.
Fréttir
Monday 30. Jun 2014
At this year's Göteborg Book fair, which takes place from the 25th - 28th September, the Icelandic authors Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Andri Snær Magnason, Sjón and Lani Yamamoto will appear as part of... Meira
Fréttir
Tuesday 24. Jun 2014
An exhibition featuring Icelandic literature in translation will be open at the Reykjavik City Hall from June 27th to July 27th 2014. Here, you can sit down and look through books by Icelandic writers in different... Meira
Fréttir
Monday 2. Jun 2014
Art in Translation 2014, an international conference on language and the arts will be held in Reykjavík September 18-20. The main emphasis of this year’s event will be The Art of Being In-between. Art in Translation is... Meira
Fréttir
Tuesday 13. May 2014
The project ORT and the Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature host a free workshop on spoken word and poetry slam. The workshop explores poetry as performance and it will focus on experiencing the difference between... Meira
Fréttir
Wednesday 23. Apr 2014
World Book Day is celebrated in Reykjavik, a UNESCO City of Literature. Here are some of the events taking place in the literary city today, Wednesday April 23, 2014. The day is also the birthday of Halldór Laxness,... Meira
Fréttir
Tuesday 15. Apr 2014
Daniela Seel is a German poet and publisher. She will dwell in Reykjavik from April 15 to May 31 2014, hosted by the Writer in Residence programme of Goethe Institut in Copenhagen, in cooperation with the Reykjavik... Meira
Fréttir
Wednesday 9. Apr 2014
Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature hosts a writing workshop in April and May in cooperation with Café Lingua.The workshop, fascilitated by Angela Rawlings, is open to people writing in whichever language, 18 years and... Meira
Fréttir
Tuesday 8. Apr 2014
Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature and the creative writing school Sköpunarskólinn host creative writing workshops for 8th graders at the Reykjavik Childrens‘ Culture Festival in April and May. The theme of the... Meira