“‘Spiders in the Display Windows’ is truly unusual, a uniquely powerful and challenging book of poetry and all its metaphors and descriptions open up new dimensions and new ways of looking at the world.”
Icelandic author Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir’s novel Ör has been nominated for Italy’s most prestigious literary award.
A real estate agency is “reviewing the market” in advance of a possible sale of Mál og menning bookstore.
Sigurður Pálsson and Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir’s works have been nominated for the 2018 Nordic Council Literature Prize.
Thursday, February 8 marks the twentieth anniversary of Icelandic author, Nobel Prize winner, and national activist Halldór Kiljan Laxness’ death.
Icelandic authors Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Ragnar Jónasson have founded a new Icelandic crime fiction award.
Four artists have been added to the list of those who will receive a so-called “honourary artist salary,” a state-funded grant meant to recognize artistic contributions.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the newly appointed prime minister of Iceland, holds a master's degree in literature and is due to teach a literature course this spring.
Nearly twenty Icelandic authors will take part in book fairs and other related events, taking place around the world this month.
Three Icelandic novels, by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, and Sjón, are among the 150 nominees for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award.
Icelandic writers Jón Kalman and Sjón are on a speculative list of those most likely to be named this year’s Nobel laureate for literature.
Minister of Education, Science and Culture Kristján Þór Júlíusson has appointed a committee to analyze the current state of book publishing in Iceland.
Costco representatives visited Iceland a few weeks ago to familiarize themselves with the Icelandic phenomenon known as “the Christmas book flood” (jólabókaflóðið).
A conference of authors of nonfiction will be held at the University of Iceland and Harpa Concert Hall June 1-4.
A new Icelandic film, ‘Ég man þig’ (I Remember You), based on the chilling thriller of the same name by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, will premiere in Icelandic movie theaters today.
Halldóra K. Thoroddsen has been named as one of the 12 recipients of this year’s European Union Prize for Literature.
The Icelandic Literary Awards were presented by Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, last night.