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Fréttir
Thursday 15. Nov 2018

Krakow UNESCO City of Literature offers Polish readers in Reykjavík free e-books in November. These are twelve bestsellers that readers can enjoy by scanning a QR code that gives access to a free app with the... Meira

Fréttir
Tuesday 30. Oct 2018

Philippe Guerry is a writer and freelance journalist from La Rochelle in France. He is a guest at Gröndalshús residency in Reykjavík and has an exhibition and workshop while in the city.

Fréttir
Wednesday 3. Oct 2018

On October 10 an exhibition of texts from UNESCO Cities of Literature around the world opens at the Reykjavík City Hall. Five poets read from their work at the opening.

Fréttir
Tuesday 31. Jul 2018

Each year, UNESCO Cities of Literature around the globe compile a list of books that their staff members recommend, one from each participating city. This summer, eighteen of the cities took part, pointing out... Meira

Fréttir
Monday 18. Jun 2018

UNESCO Creative Cities collaborate and present Poetic Encounters at the XII UNESCO Creative Cities Network Annual Meeting. Poets Bragi Ólafsson and Soffía Bjarnadóttir took part in Reykjavík.

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.