L’Alliance Française de Reykjavik propose une résidence de création littéraire, en partenariat avec l’ambassade de France en Islande, et avec La Maison des Écritures de la ville de La Rochelle et la Gunnarshús de l’union syndicale des auteurs en Islande (RSI).
The Writers’ Union of Iceland is a member of the Federation of Icelandic Artists, the Nordic Council of Writers and translators, the Baltic Writers’ and translators’ Council and the European Writers’ Council.
Gunnarshús in Reykjavík is the home of the Writers’ Union of Iceland. The house is quite remarkable as it was the last residence of writer Gunnar Gunnarsson (1889-1975) but it is also truly a milestone in the history of Icelandic architecture.
The Writers’ Union has held a number of literary events in Gunnarshús, in addition to supplying meeting facilities to various groups of writers. The Union also holds receptions in the house for foreign writers, giving them a chance to meet their Icelandic colleagues.