Reykjavik becomes the fifth UNESCO City of Literature

UNESCO has designated Reykjavik as the fifth UNESCO City of Literature. They join Edinburgh, as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, and Melbourne, Iowa City and Dublin. In total there are now 5 UNESCO designated Cities of Literature in the 29 strong UNESCO Creative City Network. Reykjavik’s designation as a City of Literature will help people everywhere appreciate the city’s fascinating literary heritage - as home to Icelandic medieval literature, including the Sagas of the Icelanders and the Poetic Edda – as well as celebrating the festivals and literary activity in the city year-round. Read more...

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