Literary Awards

Here you may find an overview of Icelandic literary awards, with nominations and prize winners year by year, as well as Icelandic nominations for Nordic and European prizes which Iceland is party to.

 

The Association of Icelandic Publishers hosts this prize in three categories...

The prize is hosted by the Icelandic Association of Translators and...

This is a prize hosted by publisher Vaka-Helgafell. It is the result of a...

Barnabókaverðlaun Reykjavíkur

The Reykjavík Children’s Book Award was established in 2016 as result of a...

Skjaldarmerki Reykjavíkurborgar

The Reykjavík Scholastic Children's Literature Award is awarded by the city'...

Blóðdropinn, bókmenntaverðlaun Hins íslenska glæpafélags

A crime fiction prize, hosted by Crime Writers of Iceland.

A prize awarded annually by public libraries together with school...

The publishing company Vaka-Helgafell (now an imprint of Forlagið) founded...

Icelandic booksellers and staff select what they consider to be the best...

The City of Reykjavík hosts a poetry prize, named after Reykjavík poet Tómas...

The Writers' Union of Iceland used to give an annual prize called Davíð's...

The Icelandic Women's Literature Prize is awarded to books by women,...

The Nordic Council’s literature prize has been awarded yearly since 1962.

The Ice Pick (Ísöxin) is awarded to the author and translator of the best...

The Guðmundur Böðvarsson Memorial Fund has been hosting this prize since...

The cultural board of Kópavogur has awarded this poetry prize in memory of...

Maístjarnan
The May Star (Maístjarnan) is a poetry award given by The Icelandic Writers'...

The daily newspaper DV each year awards prizes for excellence in seven...

The Icelandic Broadcasting Service, RUV, hands out a writer’s award on...

This award was given for excellence in style and originality in the use of...

Prize given to writers and/or illustrators of children’s books who have...

Tindabikkjan

Glæpafélag Vestfjarða (The Westfjords Crime Organisation) is a fellowship...

The Hagþenkir Prize is awarded for non-fiction and educational material of...

On The Icelandic Language Day, November 16th every year, the Ministry of...

The West Nordic Council's Children and Young People's Literature Prize h

The European Union Prize for Literature is financed by the Creative Europe...