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Reykjavik International Literary Festival

Since its beginning in 1985, the Reykjavík International Literary Festival has been a major celebration of the literary culture, books and authors. The festival dates for 2015 are 9 – 12 September.

The chief purpose of the festival, from the beginning, has been to introduce foreign authors and new trends in literature to Icelandic readers. Since the first festival was held, in 1985, many distinguished writers such as William Styron, Isabel Allende, Seamus Heaney, A.S. Byatt, André Brink, Günter Grass, Haruki Murakami, José Saramago, Kurt Vonnegut, J. M. Coetzee and Herta Müller, have honored us with their attendance.