Icelandic authors Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Ragnar Jónasson have founded a new Icelandic crime fiction award.
Four artists have been added to the list of those who will receive a so-called “honourary artist salary,” a state-funded grant meant to recognize artistic contributions.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the newly appointed prime minister of Iceland, holds a master's degree in literature and is due to teach a literature course this spring.
Nearly twenty Icelandic authors will take part in book fairs and other related events, taking place around the world this month.
Three Icelandic novels, by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, and Sjón, are among the 150 nominees for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award.
Icelandic writers Jón Kalman and Sjón are on a speculative list of those most likely to be named this year’s Nobel laureate for literature.
Minister of Education, Science and Culture Kristján Þór Júlíusson has appointed a committee to analyze the current state of book publishing in Iceland.
Costco representatives visited Iceland a few weeks ago to familiarize themselves with the Icelandic phenomenon known as “the Christmas book flood” (jólabókaflóðið).
A conference of authors of nonfiction will be held at the University of Iceland and Harpa Concert Hall June 1-4.
A new Icelandic film, ‘Ég man þig’ (I Remember You), based on the chilling thriller of the same name by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, will premiere in Icelandic movie theaters today.
Halldóra K. Thoroddsen has been named as one of the 12 recipients of this year’s European Union Prize for Literature.
The Icelandic Literary Awards were presented by Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, last night.
Historical novel Hundadagar (‘Dog Days’) by Icelandic author Einar Már Guðmundsson was named as one of the best foreign-language novels of the 21st century in China earlier this month. The award ceremony will take place in March 2017.
Icelandic writer Sjón’s novella Moonstone was recently listed among the year’s best books in Financial Times.
Writer Sigurður Pálsson was awarded the Jónas Hallgrímsson Prize on the Day of Icelandic Language yesterday.
The young adult novel ‘Sölvasaga unglings’ (The Story of the Teen Sölvi) by Icelandic author Arnar Már Arngrímsson, won the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in Copenhagen yesterday.