Baghdad, Iraq, has been a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015. Located along the Tigris River and at the junction of historic trade roads, Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the country’s largest city.
UNESCO Cities of Literature
The UNESCO Cities of Literature work together to form strong global partnerships and literary links between the cities and countries. Each City is also dedicated to pursuing excellence in literature on a local level, engaging citizens in a dynamic culture of words. The Cities of Literature are part of the larger UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
Reykjavík was the fifth UNESCO City of Literature and since it’s designation in August 2011, Norwich in England has joined the network. Reykjavik is so far the only non English speaking city to belong to the Cities of Literature Network.
You can read about Reykjavík’s fellow Cities of Literature on their websites (click on the pictures):