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September 8-11 2021

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 2021. On this site, you'll find a list of authors who have participated since 1985.

Since 2000, the festival has organized the Reykjavík Fellowship Program for international publishers and editors. Applications for the 2021 edition of the Fellowship Program will open in October 2020.

Previous Fellows

2017

Andrea Groll - Goldmann Verlag
Eric Boury - Translator
Anne-Marie Métailié - Editions Métailie
Corinna Barsan - Grove Atlantic
Francesca Varotto - Marsilio
Giedre Kadziulyte - Apostrofa Publishers
Antje Deistler - Moderator
Claudia Mueller - Bastei Luebbe
Max Easterman - Ljósmyndari
Molly Friedrich - Friedrich Agency
Paivi Paappanen - Like Publishing
Naila Zahin Ana - PEN Participant
Rebecca Servadio - London Literary Scouting
Rosie Goldsmith - Moderator
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 - Translator

2019

Dominique Pleimling - Eichborn
Katharina Bielenberg - MacLehose Press
Tynan Kogane - New Directions
Susan Sandérus - A.W. Bruna Publishers
Cian McCourt - Verso Books
Míriam Vall - Grupo Planeta
Alain Gnaedig - Gallimard
Jennifer Lindström - Norstedts Förlag
Niels Beider - Gyldendal A/S
Ellie Steel - Harvill Secker
Sofia Ribeiro - Bertrand
Lilya Omelyanenko - Vydavnytstvo Publishing House - Ukraine
Illia Strongovskyi - Vydavnytstvo Publishing House - Ukraine
John Freeman - Freeman's

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