Icelandic Bands Play in Oslo

This year’s By:Larm festival in Oslo, one of the largest Nordic music festivals, will take place from February 18 to 20. The program includes acts from all over the Nordic countries, including 50 Norwegian demo bands and five artists from Iceland.

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Two Books Receive Icelandic Literary Prize

Two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, received the Icelandic Literary Prize 2009 at the presidential residence Bessastadir on Wednesday: Bankster, a novel by Gudmundur Óskarsson and Jöklar á Íslandi (“Glaciers in Iceland”) by Helgi Björnsson.

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