Hugleikur Dagsson
The Icelandic comic artist Hugleikur is a hit in Finland. Recently, the comic book Garðarshólmi (Thule), originally published in the telephone book, was translated into Finnish.

Vigdís Grímsdóttir
Vigdís Grímsdóttir has now sent forward a new novel, but her latest one was published in 2003. While writing the new book, Vigdís painted several paintings and some of them can now be seen a...

Iceland is the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2011. As part of the celebration at the world’s largest book event, the British Library has developed a “Fabulous Iceland...

Reykjavík Literary Festival
The festival, which has been held since 1985, is formally opened today, Wednesday September 7 and runs through the 11th. A number of local and international writers are taking part, among th...

The City of Reykjavik, Iceland, has been designated as UNESCO City of Literature. The Mayor of Reykjavik, Jon Gnarr, and the City of Reykjavik’s Department for Culture and Tourism received t...

Petit monstre a peur du noir
The children's books about Little and Big monsters by Áslaug Jónsdóttir, Kalle Güettler and Rakel Helmsdal have been released in France.

Internationale Kinder- und Jugendbuchwochen
A festival of Icelandic children's books will be held in Cologne in Germany from June 18th to July 3rd 2011. Six Icelandic writers will read in libraries and schools throughout the city and...
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Drommen om vejen
In rememberence of Thor Vilhjálmsson there will be a special screening of the first part of the documentary 'Dreaming the Road' in Copenhagen on Wednesday June 1st.

Auður Jónsdóttir's novel Vetrarsól (Winter's Sun) was recently published in Germany by btb verlag.

Ny islandsk poesi
A collection of Icelandic poetry by ten poets of the younger generation has just been published by Arena in Denmark.

Paradiso e inferno
Jón Kalman Stefánsson's acclaimed novel from 2007 has just been published in Italian. Earlier translations include French, English, Dutch, Swedish and German.

Milli trjánna (detail)
Gyrðir Elíasson has won the Nordic Council Literature Prize of 2011 for his short story collection Milli trjánna

The Motion Demon
The writer Sjón has written a libretto for the romantic horror opera, The Motion Demon. The opera is now shown at Copenhagen's Musikteater.

Skipið (The Ship) by Stefán Máni and Öxin og jörðin (The Ax and The Earth) by Ólafur Gunnarsson have been well received in France.



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