Minister of Culture and Business Affairs Lilja Alfreðsdóttir.

Important to Introduce the Sagas Sooner

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The featured authors.

Iceland Writers Retreat Reading Tomorrow

25 Apr 2022 The Iceland Writers Retreat will take place for the eighth time, April 26 till May 1.

Guðrún Helgadóttir.

Guðrún Helgadóttir, Children’s Author, Dies at 86

24 Mar 2022 One of Iceland’s best known authors of children’s books, Guðrún Helgadóttir, passed away yesterday at the age of 86.

Ragnar Jónasson.

Icelandic Crime Novelists Top Best Seller List in France

19 Feb 2022 Topping the list of best selling crime novels in France this week are books by Icelandic authors.

‘Secrets of the Sprakkar’ Featured in NYT: Virtual Book Tour Ongoing

11 Feb 2022 Secret of the Sprakkar: One Small Island Nation, the Women Who Live There, and How They Are Changing the World, by Iceland’s first lady, Eliza Reid, was featured Tuesday In the What to Read section of The New York Times.

Kolbrún Valbergsdóttir Valby and Einar Ingi Einarsson.

Enjoying Life Near Arctic Circle

30 Jan 2022 Author Kolbrún Valbergsdóttir Valby and her husband Einar Ingi Einarsson moved to the village Raufarhöfn, Northeast Iceland, last year — a move they’re glad to have made.

How Iceland Changed the World - Book ‘Full of Farce and Joy’

24 May 2021 A new book by journalist and teacher Egill Bjarnason, How Iceland Changed the World: The Big History of a Small Island, has just been published by Penguin Books.

Arnaldur Indriðason.

New Book by Crime Fiction Writer Arnaldur Indriðason

15 Nov 2020 Every year for the past 24 years, a new book by crime fiction writer Arnaldur Indriðason has been published November 1.

Laundry on a line by the physician's residence.

Ghosts and Gorgeous Landscape

13 Sep 2020 “Visiting the West Fjords has seldom been as enjoyable as this summer.”

To see the full book cover, please press the arrow in the lower right corner.

Women and Wild Horses

23 Nov 2019 The setting is Iceland and the Icelandic horse plays an important role in a new book, titled Wild Horses of the Summer Sun, by Tory Bilski.


Ian McEwan Receives Laxness Prize

21 Sep 2019 English novelist Ian McEwan became the first person to receive the Halldór Laxness International Literature Prize Thursday.

Dan Brown taking a walk around Reykjavik.

Dan Brown in Reykjavik

26 Apr 2018 "There are lots of friendly cats in Reykjavik, I've noticed that" said American writer Dan Brown after a walk around the city centre.

Sigurður Pálsson was a well-known and well-loved figure in Icelandic society.

Acclaimed Icelandic author dies of cancer

20 Sep 2017 Icelandic author and poet Sigurður Pálsson died at the National University Hospital in Reykjavik last night aged 69 after a three-year-long battle with cancer. A great amount of Icelanders are paying homage to this well-loved and respected man.

Guests include Icelandic bands Mammút (above) and Reykjavíkurdætur.

BBC World Service in Reykjavik to record The Arts Hour on Tour

6 Jun 2017 BBC's The Arts Hour is coming to Reykjavik, in the week of the longest day, to explore how the extreme climate and dramatic landscape shape culture in Iceland.

Icelandic author Jón Kalman has just been nominated for the prestigious Man Booker prize.

Icelandic author nominated for the Booker prize

15 Mar 2017 Icelandic author Jón Kalman Stefánsson has been nominated for the prestigious Booker prize for his novel Fish Have No Feet, a story of two romances set in a tiny Icelandic town.

The photo shows Izvorul Calimanului in the Carpathian Mountains - an empty mountain top where Bram Stoker imagined his Castle Dracula to be located.

Icelandic version of Dracula, Makt myrkranna, turns out to be Swedish in origin

6 Mar 2017 A recent translation of Makt myrkranna (Powers of Darkness) by Hans de Roos has seemingly unearthed an earlier Swedish version of Dracula, Mörkrets makter, which appears to shed new light on de Roos' theory that Stoker collaborated with Icelandic writer Valdímar Ásmundsson.




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