Icelandic Literature

Icelandic Literature is a literature web run by Reykjavík City Library, containing information about contemporary Icelandic authors and their work. It was launched in 2000 and has been steadily growing since then, now counting more than 130 fiction writers in all genres.

In 2017 the website merged with the Reykjavík City of Literature website, under the url

There you can find information about writers of poetry and prose; novelists and short story writers, authors of children's books and playwrights. You can read articles by Icelandic critics about each author, personal essays from the authors written for the web, biographical information and bibliography with lists of original and translated work, as well as excerpts from some published works.

The aim of the web is to make information about contemporary lcelandic literature accessible to the general public, students of Icelandic literature and scholars, and to support Icelandic literature at home and abroad. We hope it will be of good use to you and welcome all comments.

Icelandic Literature's editor is Jón Páll Ásgeirsson.