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Written by Iceland Review   
Sunday, 13 November 2011 16:30

This year is a record year in book publishing in Iceland; 757 books will be published this year, ten more than in 2010. That means that just over two books are published every day, seven days a week, in Iceland.

Flourishing Year for Book Publishing in Iceland

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

"This will be the second biggest year in Iceland’s publishing history, after 2007," Kristján B. Jónasson, chairman of the Association of Icelandic Book Publishers, told Morgunbladid.

Out of these 757 books, 55 are new works of fiction by Icelandic authors, while translated books of fiction number 60.

The best-selling book so far this year is Gamlinginn sem skreid út um gluggann (The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) by Swedish author Jonas Jonasson.


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