Welcome to the

Reykjavík International Literary Festival

September 8 – September 11

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 admission is free

Program

RILF Program 2021

The full Festival Program: RILF_Program_English
Program

Icelanders’ Self-image in Literature and a Different Perspective

Saturday September 11 13:00 The Nordic House (more…)
Program

Halldór Laxness International Literary Prize: Elif Shafak

Saturday September 11 16:00 Veröld (more…)
Participants

Saša Stanišić

Saša Stanišić was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina and has a Bosnian mother and Serbian father. At…
Participants

Leïla Slimani

Leïla Slimani is a French writer of Moroccan descent. She made waves all around the…
Participants

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1977. She grew up on the campus…
News

New Venue for Adichie: Grand Hall, University Cinema

Due to huge interest, the keynote event with Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie has been moved to…
News

Opinn fyrirlestur Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie í Háskólabíó

Fyrirlestur Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie hefur verið fluttur í Háskólabíó vegna gríðarlegs áhuga. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,…
News

Festival Program: Print Format

The Festival Program is available on one sheet, perfect to print, but can also be…

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