Welcome to City of literature UNESCO

No front page content has been created yet.

Fréttir
Monday 11. Sep 2017

There is a great and steadily growing interest in Icelandic literature world wide, a fact that has become evident by the yearly increase in applications to the Icelandic Literature Center´s grants... Meira

Fréttir
Monday 4. Sep 2017

The Reykjavík International Literary Festival takes place for the 13th time on September 6-9, 2017 at venues throughout Reykjavík.

  • Pétur Gunnarsson

    “Then came spring. One foot forward, then the other. The everyday characters lost the gait of snowdrifts and puddles and floated filled with breath to and from work. The kids went crazy. All of a sudden their snot stopped running and instead came sneakers, jump rope and olly-olly-oxen-free.”

  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2016 - Words on the streets, Ættkvísl; Úlfbaunir
    Lestrarhátíð 2016 - Orðið á götunni, Ættkvísl; Úlfbaunir
    The Reykjavík City of Literature celebrates its five year...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2016 - Words on the streets, Arnarbakki
    Lestrarhátíð 2016 - Orðið á götunni, Arnarbakki
    The Reykjavík City of Literature celebrates its five year...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2016 - Words on the streets,Laugardalslaug
    Lestrarhátíð 2016 - Orðið á götunni, Laugardalslaug
    The Reykjavík City of Literature celebrates its five year...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2016 - Words on the streets, Stakkahlíð
    Lestrarhátíð 2016 - Orðið á götunni, Stakkahlíð
    The Reykjavík City of Literature celebrates its five year...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2016 - Words on the streets, Mýrargata 2-4
    Lestrarhátíð 2016 - Orðið á götunni, Mýrargata 2-4
    The Reykjavík City of Literature celebrates its five year...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2016 - Words on the streets,Hofsvallagata
    Lestrarhátíð 2016 - Orðið á götunni,Hofsvallagata
    The Reykjavík City of Literature celebrates its five year...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2016 - Words on the streets, Laugavegur 21
    Lestrarhátíð 2016 - Orðið á götunni, Laugavegur 21
    The Reykjavík City of Literature celebrates its five year...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads - Poetry bus, Kári Tulinius and Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir performing
    Lestrarhátíð 2013 - Ljóðarúta, Kári Tulinius og Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir
    On our final evening at the Reykjavík Reads festival 2013...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2013 - Poetry bus - Myrra Rós sing and songwriter performed
    Lestrarhátíð 2013 - Ljóðarúta, Myrra Rós leikur og syngur
    On our final evening at the Reykjavík Reads festival 2013...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Actors Anna Svava and Dóri DNS at the opening of Reykjavík Reads 2012
    Anna Svava og Dóri DNS við setningu Lestrarhátíðar 2012
    Actors Anna Svava and Dóri DNS at the opening of Reykjavík...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2012 - Lollarar og giffarar
    Lestrarhátíð 2012 - Lollarar og giffarar
    Actress Saga Garðarsdóttir talks about slang in the book...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2012 - about slang
    Lestrarhátíð 2012 - Vampírfés
    The actress Saga Garðarsdóttir taking about slang. 
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2012 - about the slang Hvelja
    Lestrarhátíð 2012 - Hvelja
    The actress Anna Svava talks about the slang hvelja fram the...
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2012 - about the slang Trukkað'ana
    Lestrarhátíð 2012 - Trukkað'ana
    Comedian Bergur Ebbi talks about slang in Icelandic. 
  • Embedded thumbnail for Reykjavík Reads 2012 - on slang Villt geim upp um alla veggi
    Lestrarhátíð 2012 - Villt geim upp um alla veggi
    The actress Anna Svava talks about slang in the book...