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April 24-27 2019

Past Events Reykjavík International Literary Festival

Set in cozy venues in downtown Reykjavík every two years, the festival offers interesting and entertaining programs for literature enthusiasts. Over a span of more than 30 years, the festival has welcomed Nobel-prize winners, novelists, historians, political activists, philosophers, cartoonists and more to take part in lively programs.

All programs are in English and there’s no admission fee to the events. A list of authors, other participants and program will be announced here in 2019. On this site, you'll find a list of authors who have participated since 1985.

Application are open for the Reykjavík Fellowship Program until December 31, 2018. Application form can be found here.

Authors

Argentina

Austria

Åland Islands

Karl-Erik Bergman - 1987
Ulla-Lena Lundberg - 1995

Australia

Murray Bail, 2003
DBC Pierre, 2005

Bangladesh

Bulgaria

Egypt

Estonia

Andres Ehin - 2003

El Salvador

Finland

Faroe Islands

Ghana

Yaa Gyasi - 2017
Eka Kurniawan - 2017

Greenland

Adam Nielsen - 1992

Netherlands

Belarus

India

Vikas Swarup - 2011
Kiran Desai - 2013

Indonesia

Eka Kurniawan - 2017

Iraq

Hassan Blasim - 2015

Iran

Maziar Bahari - 2015

Ireland

Iceland

Andri Snær Magnason - 2003, 2007, 2015
Arnaldur Indriðason - 2003, 2007
Auður Jónsdóttir - 2005, 2013
Bergsveinn Birgisson - 2011, 2015
Bragi Ólafsson - 2000, 2007
Didda - 2000
Einar Bragi - 1992, 2000
Einar Már Guðmundsson - 1985, 1987, 1995, 2007
Einar Kárason - 1987, 2000
Eyrún Ingadóttir - 2013
Gerður Kristný - 2003, 2013
Guðbergur Bergsson - 1987, 2007
Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir - 2000, 2003, 2017
Guðrún Helgadóttir - 1992, 2007
Gyrðir Elíasson - 1992, 2009
Halldóra Kristín Thoroddsen - 2015
Hallgrímur Helgason - 2003, 2011
Huldar Breiðfjörð - 2003
Jóhann Hjálmarsson - 1995, 2009
Jón Gnarr - 2015
Kristín Steinsdóttir - 2003, 2009
Kristín Ómarsdóttir - 2000, 2009, 2015
Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir - 2011
Margrét Lóa Jónsdóttir - 2000
Matthías Johannessen - 1985, 1992
Nanna Rögnvaldardóttir - 2015
Oddný Eir Ævarsdóttir - 2011, 2015
Ólafur Gunnarsson - 1992, 2005
Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson - 1995, 2000
Ófeigur Sigurðsson - 2015
Óskar Árni Óskarsson - 2005, 2015
Páll Skúlason - 1995
Pétur Gunnarsson - 1987, 2000, 2011
Ragna Sigurðardóttir - 2011
Rúnar Helgi Vignisson - 2013
Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir - 2003
Sigurður Pálsson - 1985, 2003
Stefán Hörður Grímsson - 1985
Stefán Máni - 2003, 2013
Steinar Bragi - 2009
Steinunn Sigurðardóttir - 1987, 1995, 2007, 2015
Sölvi Björn Sigurðsson - 2013
Thor Vilhjálmsson - 1987, 1992, 2000, 2009
Vésteinn Ólason - 1995
Vigdís Grímsdóttir - 1992, 1995, 2003
Vilborg Dagbjartsdóttir - 1985, 2005, 2015
Vilborg Davíðsdóttir - 2005, 2015
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir - 2009, 2015
Þorsteinn frá Hamri - 1985, 2013
Þorsteinn Vilhjálmsson - 1995
Þórarinn Eldjárn - 1987, 2000
Þórdís Björnsdóttir - 2007
Þórdís Gísladóttir - 2015
Þórunn Jarla Valdimarsdóttir - 2005, 2015
Arnaldur Indriðason - 2003, 2007, 2017
Sjón - 2000, 2005, 2017
Jón Kalman Stefánsson - 2003, 2007, 2017
Eva Rún Snorradóttir - 2017

Israel

Etgar Keret - 2017

Italy

Mimmo Morina - 1985
Nicola Lecca - 2007
Claudio Pozzani - 2007
Paolo Giordano - 2011

Japan

Canada

George Johnston - 1985
William Valgardson - 1995
Yann Martel - 2003
Margaret Atwood - 2005
Graeme Gibson - 2005
Kim Echlin - 2007
Dionne Brand - 2009
Jeramy Dodds - 2009
Don McKay - 2009
Albert Frank Moritz - 2009
Michael Ondaatje - 2009
Douglas Coupland - 2013

Kenya

Ngugi wa Thiong'o - 2009

China

Jung Chang - 2007
Can Xue - 2013

Latvia

Nora Ikstena - 2000

Lithuania

Gintaras Grajauskas - 2009

Lebanon

Hanan al-Shaykh - 2005

Martinique

Mexico

Palestine

Mazen Maarouf - 2013

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Russia

Sápmi

Britta Marakatt-Labba - 1985

South Africa

André Brink - 2000
J.M. Coetzee - 2007

South Korea

Han Kang - 2017

Czech Republic

Ivan Klíma - 2000

Turkey

Mehmed Uzun - 2005

Ukraine

Andrey Kurkov - 2005

Hungary

Participants

2017

Andrea Groll - Goldmann Verlag
Eric Boury - Þýðandi
Anne-Marie Métailié - Editions Métailie
Corinna Barsan - Grove Atlantic
Francesca Varotto - Marsilio
Giedre Kadziulyte - Apostrofa Publishers
Antje Deistler - Stjórnandi
Claudia Mueller - Bastei Luebbe
Max Easterman - Ljósmyndari
Molly Friedrich - Friedrich Agency
Paivi Paappanen - Like Publishing
Naila Zahin Ana - PEN Participant
Rebecca Servadio - Skáti
Rosie Goldsmith - Stjórnandi
Simon Philipe Turcot - La Peuplade
Siren Maroy Myklebust - Gyldendal Norsk
Soune de Souza Schmidt Madsen - Lindhard og Ringhof
Alexander Schwarz - Alexender Schwarz Agency
Stuart Williams - Bodley Head
Tamás Böröczki - Gondolat
Victoria Cribb - Þýðandi, handhafi Orðstírs

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