Icelandic Crime Queen Invades Russia

The two first crime novels by Iceland’s “Queen of Crime” Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, Last Rituals (2005) and My Soul to Take (2006), will soon appear in Russian as the author’s Icelandic publisher, Veröld, recently signed an agreement to that end with the largest publishing house in Russia, AST.

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Works by Hjörtur Hjartarson Displayed in New York

Due to positive response to Icelandic artist Hjörtur Hjartarson’s pieces in the collaborative two-artist exhibition with Hildur Jónsson, “Evoking Iceland,” the More North gallery in New York is extending his portion of the exhibition to December 6, as well as adding new works to it, beginning October 6.

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New Edition of Hávamál in Italian Released

Hávamál (“Sayings of the high one”) a poem in Poetic Edda—the most important source on Norse mythology—has been released in a new Italian edition by Antonio Costanzo as La voce di Odino. He presented his work in the National Museum of Iceland this week.

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Icelandic Designer Opens Store in Copenhagen

Icelandic fashion designer Gudbjörg Reykjalín opened a design and art store in a quiet side street in Copenhagen, Linnésgade 35, last month. The store is called Mums Filibaba and carries clothing from up-and-coming designers, fun home appliances, accessories, artwork and photographs from a range of artists.

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