Literature Jan 21, 2021

Icelandic Literature Center Adds New Authors, Translations and Videos to its Website!

Learn more about the Center’s newest additions.

The Icelandic Literature Center promotes Icelandic literary work throughout the country and across the globe. The center continues to expand and add new authors, collections and more! Read on to learn about the latest news from the Icelandic Literature Center.

New Authors

On the Icelandic Literature Center website, you can find a list of Icelandic authors whose books have been published in other languages. Most recently, six new authors have joined the website: Gerður Kristný, Arnaldur Indriðason, Kristín Helga Gunnarsdóttir, Bergsveinn Birgisson, Bragi Ólafsson and Fríða Ísberg. The author’s work ranges from poetry, young adult works and even crime novels! You can search for an author by name, genre or by a language at the website here.

New Translations

Each week, the Icelandic Literature Center receives copies of Icelandic works of literature in foreign translations, courtesy of translation grants. New titles can be found from Andri Snær Magnason, Eva Björg Ægisdóttir and Einar Kárason. Check out the full list of titles added here. All of the books are available at the National Library of Iceland!

New Videos

The Icelandic Literature Center, in collaboration with Business Iceland, the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and more, has produced videos where Icelandic authors provide a perspective on their inner worlds, with the objective of bringing them closer to their readership, and reflect on the society from which their works have emerged. In the latest video from the Center, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Hallgrímur Helgason, Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir and Sverrir Norland, discuss Icelandic literature in French – with English subtitles! Take a look at the discussion here.

The Icelandic Literature Center is constantly updating their author database, titles and more. Which Icelandic novel are you most interested in reading? Let us know in the comments below!