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Fréttir
Friday 27. Apr 2018

Stanislaw (Stan) Strasburger, novelist, essayist and cultural manager, is writer-in-residence in Gröndalshús in Reykjavík in the spring of 2018, hosted by the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature and Goethe... Meira

Fréttir
Wednesday 14. Mar 2018

To mark this year’s World Poetry Day, Reykjavík and our colleagues across the globe are linking up to hold simultaneous literary events in several UNESCO Cities of Literature. In Reykjavík, the day will start... Meira

Fréttir
Monday 5. Feb 2018

Hagþenkir, the Assocation of Icelandic Non-fiction Writers nominated ten writers for the Hagþenki literary prize for 2017... Meira

Fréttir
Wednesday 31. Jan 2018

The Association of Icelandic Publishers hosts this prize, handed out by the President of Iceland in the beginning of each year.

Fréttir
Friday 26. Jan 2018

Come join the City of Literature and friends for a cosy and fun night in Gröndalshús, a charming writer's house in the heart of the old town.

Fréttir
Monday 15. Jan 2018

The Icelandic Women's Literature Prize, Fjöruverðlaunin, were handed out on January 15th 218 for the 12th time.... Meira

Fréttir
Tuesday 7. Nov 2017

Five new books on medieval Icelandic literature and history have recently been published in English. On November 10th the books will be introduced at the University of Iceland and all are welcome.

Fréttir
Wednesday 1. Nov 2017

Reykjavík and Granada are both UNESCO Cities of Literature. These sister cities jointly host two events in Reykjavík in November 2017 with writers, translators and book-store owners from both cities.

Fréttir
Thursday 19. Oct 2017

Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature takes part in the international project Waters and Harbours in the North in October and November 2017.

Fréttir
Monday 11. Sep 2017

There is a great and steadily growing interest in Icelandic literature world wide, a fact that has become evident by the yearly increase in applications to the Icelandic Literature Center´s grants program for... Meira

Fréttir
Monday 4. Sep 2017

The Reykjavík International Literary Festival takes place for the 13th time on September 6-9, 2017 at venues throughout Reykjavík.

Fréttir
Tuesday 29. Aug 2017

The conference Many Faces of Pain will be held at the University of Iceland from September 1 - 3, 2017. Scholars and writers will discuss pain and suffering from various standpoints and academic fields, such as... Meira

Fréttir
Wednesday 19. Jul 2017

The XIth Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network took place in Enghien-les-Bains, France from 30 June to 2 July 2017.

Fréttir
Monday 17. Jul 2017

Prague City of Literature offers a residency programme for authors from other UNESCO Cities of Literature. A call has been sent out for 2018 applications with a deadline on August 31, 2017.

Fréttir
Tuesday 13. Jun 2017

Gröndal's House, the former home of writer Benedikt Gröndal (1826 - 1907) opens to the public on Iceland's national day, June 17th 2017.

Fréttir
Monday 22. May 2017

Up to 400 authors are coming to Iceland to particapate in the conference NonfictionNOW 1-4 June, 2017.

Fréttir
Friday 19. May 2017

The National and University Library of Iceland and the Writers' Union of Iceland have established a new poetry book prize entitled Maístjarnan (May Star) that will be awarded annually for the best poetry book the... Meira

Fréttir
Thursday 4. May 2017

The National and University Library of Iceland and the Writers' Union of Iceland have established a new poetry book prize entitled Maístjarnan (May Star) that will be awarded annually, for the first time 18 May 2017... Meira

Fréttir
Tuesday 25. Apr 2017

The Reykjavík Children's Culture Festival was launched in 2010 and is already a huge success.

Fréttir
Wednesday 15. Mar 2017

The Icelandic writer Ævar Thór Benediktsson has been selected to be a part of an international anthology for children and young adults in connection with the International Children’s Literature Hay Festival, held in... Meira