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The Literature Web

Reviews, bibliographies and info on Icelandic authors on the Reykjavík City Library's Literature Web

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Literature Awards

Winners and nominees of literary awards and prizes in Iceland, and international awards with Icelandic participation.


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  • Þetta veit ég / þetta ímynda ég mér

    International Poetry Reading

    On Wednesday, August 31st at 7 pm poets from Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Mexico will read from their work at the Nordic House. A chapbook with their texts will be published at the same time by NOXLit and the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature.
  • World Poetry Day 2021

    A grand total of 23 UNESCO Cities of Literature are participating in World Poetry Day 2021. Reykjavík is one of those cities and will feature both online and on site events. 
  • The New Year Celebrated with Poetry

    For the fifth year in a row, the new year in Reykjavík starts with live poetry readings. From the first twilight in the morning to the second twilight of the year 2022, between 10 am and 5 pm, poets will read in Gröndal's House, hosted by the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature.