The festival invites international publishers and agents to take part and organizes various events where they can meet Icelandic authors and publishers, for example the publishers’ seminar (program later). For the 2013 festival, the following authors and agents are coming to Iceland:
- Pietro Biancardi and Cristina Gerosa from the Italian publishing house Iperborea. Iperborea specializes in Scandinavian literature and among Icelandic writers published by Iperborea are Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Thor Vilhjálmsson and Halldór Laxness.
- Diogo Madre Deus is a publisher at the Portuguese publishing house Cavalo de Ferro. Among the Icelandic authors published by Cavalo de Ferro are Jón Kalman Stefánsson and Sjón.
- Monica Gram is a literary agent at the Danish Leonhardt & Høier Literary Agency. The agency has through the years had many Icelandic authors on their list.
- Philip Gwyn Jones is a former publisher at the UK publishing house Portobello Books. Among Icelandic authors published by Portobello Books during his time is Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir.
- Trine Licht is a Danish literary agent from Licht & Burr Literary Agency. Icelandic authors represented at the agency are for example Halldór Laxness and Jón Hallur Stefánsson.
- Hege Roel-Rousson oversees Scandinavian fiction at independent French publisher Actes Sud. Icelandic authors published by Actes Sud are Bragi Ólafsson and Hallgrímur Helgason.
- Chad Post and Kaija Straumanis are from the US publishing house Open Letter Books. Open Letter specializes in translated fiction for the US market and Icelandic authors published by Open Letter Books are Kristín Ómarsdóttir and Sölvi Björn Sigurðsson to name just two.
- Mátyás Dunajcsik is editor-in-chief of literary fiction at the Hungarian publishing house Libri Kiadó. Icelandic author Ófeigur Sigurðsson is published by them. He also works for the Sárközy & Co. Literary Agency, representing international rights of numerous Hungarian writers.
- Erling Kagge and Anne Gaathaug are publishers at Norwegian Kagge forlag. Kagge publishes a wide variety of Norwegian and international literature, among others Icelandic crime writer Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
International publishers who are interested in coming to Reykjavik to take part in the festival are welcome to do so. Please write Stella, stella (@) bokmenntahatid.is for further information and registration.