Literary Awards

Íslensku bókmenntaverðlaunin

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

Íslensku þýðingaverðlaunin

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

Bókmenntaverðlaun

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

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

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

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 libraries...

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

Bók

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

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

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

The May Star (Maístjarnan) is a poetry award given by The Icelandic Writers'...
Ljóðstafur-Jóns-úr-Vör

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

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

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

Ísnálin

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

The West Nordic Council's Children and Young People's Literature...

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

Here you may find an overview of Icelandic literary awards, with nominations...