Literature Nov 02, 2020

News from the Icelandic Literature Center

Check out the center’s new authors’ website and video!

Iceland is known for creativity, unique art, music and literature. As Icelandic literature continues to gain popularity around the globe, read on to learn the latest updates from Icelandic authors and more.

Last month, the Icelandic Literature Center published a new website dedicated to Icelandic authors’ whose books have been published in other languages. The objective of the website is to promote Icelandic authors, and at the same time to enable publishers abroad, agents, organizers of events and festivals to find Icelandic authors and their books in translation, to further promote Icelandic literature. Website visitors can search for an author by name, genre or by a language. Check out the website here and let us know in the comments which book looks like your next read!

Additionally, Inspired by Iceland and the Icelandic Literature Center recently launched a new video featuring ten Icelandic authors discussing Icelandic literature at Gljúfrasteinn, home of the Icelandic Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness. Andri Snær Magnason, Auður Jónsdóttir, Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson, Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir, Dóri DNA, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Gerður Kristný, Ragnar Jónasson, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir are all featured in the short video below. Let us know what you think and be sure to share it with friends!