Bjarni Gunnar Ásgeirsson, doctoral student.

‘Like Finding Gold’

News Tagged with “Icelandic Literature”
Hrefna Haraldsdóttir.

More Reading Reported on Day of Icelandic Language

16 Nov 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has limited our social activities, so it may come as no surprise that during these times, Icelanders have increasingly turned toward books, many of which provide us with the company of fictional characters.

On the final stretch of the project. A happy group of volunteers.

‘Njal’s Saga’ to Be Completed Tonight

15 Sep 2020 Njal’s Saga, the best-known among the sagas of the Icelanders, will finally be completed tonight.

Professor Avedan Raggio.

Sewing the Saga of Njal

15 Dec 2019 Since February 2013, a 90-meter-long tapestry depicting Njal’s Saga – the best-known Icelandic saga – has been in the making in Hvolsvöllur, South Iceland.

A great selection of books by Icelandic authors is now available in English.

Dozens of Icelandic Books Translated into English

7 Nov 2019 Close to 40 books by Icelandic authors have recently been or are about to be published in English.

Crime novelist Arnaldur Indriðason.

Writer Arnaldur Indriðason ‘Better Change His Name’

28 Oct 2019 Icelandic crime novelist Arnaldur Indriðason has a new book coming out in Iceland on Friday.

Mette-Marit krónprinsessa Noregs afhendir Auði Övu verðlaunagripinn í Ósló í gærkvöldi.

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir receives Nordic Council literature prize

31 Oct 2018 Icelandic author Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir received the Nordic Council literature award last night.

Gljúfrasteinn, Mosfellsdalur valley.

Laxness Center in the pipeline

14 Aug 2018 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 2018 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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