Icelandic Woman Goes 12 Years Back in Time

sildaraevintyri-siglufirdi_psThe latest issue of the Icelandic Medical Journal describes the case of a young woman who suffers from retrograde memory loss. When she was first treated in October 2009, she said she knew what year it was but couldn’t kick the feeling that it was July 1997.

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New Foreign Releases of Icelandic Books

maximusmusicus-englishThe Icelandic children’s books about the music-loving mouse Maximus Musicus will be released shortly in the UK and the US. The novel Konur (“Women”) by Steinar Bragi was recently published in France and in Germany, Einar Kárason’s historical novel Ofsi (“Tempest”) has hit the stores.

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Hidden People Photo Series Awarded

hidden-people-photo-seriesPart of the exhibition “(Ei)land” or “Is(not)”, by Polish photographers and Icelandic authors, featuring the belief in hidden people, or elves, in Iceland, earned the second prize for best portrait series in the respected Picture of the Year International last month.

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Icelandic Art at Home and Abroad

vegir-efnis_thoraThe exhibition “Vegir efnisins” (“The ways of substance”) by visual artist Thóra Sigurdardóttir, featuring photographs and illustrations, opened in the Mosfellsbaer Art Gallery yesterday. Meanwhile, Reykjavík’s i8 Gallery is currently participating at The Armory Show in New York.

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Bobby Fischer’s Case Likely to Be Appealed

supremecourt_pkIt appears as if the Supreme Court of Iceland will hear the case surrounding late chess grandmaster Robert J. Fischer’s estate for the fifth time as the lawyer representing his nephews said he expects this week’s verdict at Reykjavík District Court will be appealed.

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Icelandic Falcon Center Opens

falcon_husavikmus_esaThe inaugural meeting of the Icelandic Falcon Center, founded in the memory of local bird watcher Theodór Gunnlaugsson, was held at the Gljúfrastofa visitors’ center at Ásbyrgi in Vatnajökull National Park, where the Falcon Center will also be located, on Tuesday.

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