Gljúfrasteinn, Mosfellsdalur valley.

Laxness Center in the pipeline

14 Aug A new cultural center to honor the memory and work of Icelandic Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness (1902-1988) appears to be in the pipeline.

What makes the Icelandic Sagas unique

14 Aug The 17th International Saga Conference opened in Reykjavík on Sunday and runs through Friday.

Kristín Steinsdóttir next to the memorial for Dísa, the famous ghost of Seyðisfjörður.

"There's a person behind every ghost"

27 Aug 2017 Icelandic author Kristín Steinsdóttir came up with the idea of a memorial for Þórdís Þorgeirsdóttir, a woman who was killed in an East Iceland fjord in 1797 because she was thought to be a ghost.

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.

Winona Ryder as Mina and Gary Oldman as Count Dracula in Coppola's film adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

The Powers of Darkness: On Dracula's sister version in Iceland

13 Feb 2017 Hans de Roos just published a translation of Makt Myrkranna (Powers of Darkness), a translation of Icelander Valdimar Ásmundsson's translation - or rewriting - of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Iceland Monitor found out more about this gothic mystery that entwines two authors, one a famous Irishman and the other an Icelander.

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