A number of books by Icelandic authors, or about Iceland, have been released in recent weeks.
Song of the Vikings: Snorri and The Making of Norse Myths by award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan.
The book was recently chosen as a December 2012 Indie Next Pick by independent booksellers. Brown has reportedly studied Icelandic literature and culture since 1978.
Arctic Blood by James Raven, released as an eBook for Kindle, is a thriller set in Iceland and Greenland. The description of the book reads: “What seems like a routine assignment for charter pilot John Preston turns out to be anything but. He’s suddenly drawn into a nightmare world of intrigue and violence.”
Crime story Flateyjargáta (2002) by Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson was recently released in Italian as L’enigma di Flatey. The book was translated by Alessandro Storti and published by Iperborea. The book begins with the discovery of a dead body on an islet in Breiðafjörður Bay in 1960. The story unfolds on the island of Flatey.
The book is also among those released in English eBook versions by AmazonCrossing where it is available under the title Flatey Enigma.
Also, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir’s thriller I Remember You recently appeared on the British market where it has by praised by critics: The Independent compared it to the works of Stephen King.
“The book is genuinely bone chilling, and proves that as well as being the Queen of Icelandic crime fiction, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is a generator of fear quite as adroit as such writers as Stephen King. (At a recent crime fiction festival, she said gleefully ‘I really love making people’s flesh creep!’),” the review reads.
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