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.
Historical novel Hundadagar (‘Dog Days’) by Icelandic author Einar Már Guðmundsson was named as one of the best foreign-language novels of the 21st century in China earlier this month. The award ceremony will take place in March 2017.
Icelandic writer Sjón’s novella Moonstone was recently listed among the year’s best books in Financial Times.
Writer Sigurður Pálsson was awarded the Jónas Hallgrímsson Prize on the Day of Icelandic Language yesterday.
The young adult novel ‘Sölvasaga unglings’ (The Story of the Teen Sölvi) by Icelandic author Arnar Már Arngrímsson, won the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in Copenhagen yesterday.
The Arnamagnæan Manuscript Collection will not be moved from its current location in Copenhagen, as had been suggested.
Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, voted Thursday night to establish a cultural center in memory of Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness on the lot where the late writer’s house is located.
Yesterday, writer Andri Snær Magnason announced he’s running for the position of president of Iceland.
The third annual Iceland Writers Retreat begins tomorrow, Tuesday, featuring Mark Kurlansky (author of Cod and Salt) and Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild).
Icelandic author Jón Kalman Stefánsson has received an award from the French literary journal Lire for his novel Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur (D’ailleurs, les poissons n’ont pas de pieds,The Fish Have No Feet).
The Nordic House, Reykjavík, has announced its annual Christmas Calendar―daily performances December 1-23.
Did you ever wish you could trace the travels of the heroes of the Icelandic sagas, and know precisely where each of them uttered an unforgettable sentence, or died a heroic death? Well, now you can. The Icelandic Saga Map has just been awarded the Utilization Award (Hagnýtingarverðlaun) at the...
The City of Reykjavík has officially welcomed a displaced writer from Cuba and will ensure he has a safe place to live and financial security.