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The Haunting of Reykjavík

v This is clearly an attempt at giving the old fashioned collection of ghost stories a new twist. It has the requisite spooky artwork; grasping

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Blue Eyed Pop

Dr. Gunni (real name: Gunnar Lárus Hjálmarsson) is our guide through popular music in Iceland. It’s some sort of journey, with twists, turns and some

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The Creator

Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir has been a professional writer since the age of 22, but this is her first novel to be translated into English. The Creator is

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Detective Erlendur Strikes Back

I’ve been a fan of Arnaldur Indriðason’s crime writing ever since falling for the cleverly woven plot in Silence of the Grave (2001) over a decade ago,

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Suspense and the Sagas

In 1960, the body of a Danish cryptographer is found on an uninhabited island in Breiðafjörður Bay in West Iceland and Kjartan, a lawyer working

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Fact number one: Iceland is a peculiar place with funny place names and people who claim to believe in elves and huldafólk (‘hidden people’). All those who

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One Foot In & One Foot Out

A writer begins an extraordinary journey with their very first novel. The first one is the learning curve and marks the very first steps into

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To Do in Iceland

Writer Snæfríður Ingadóttir and photographer Þorvaldur Örn Kristmundsson have put together three innovative guidebooks in recent years; 50 crazy romantic things to do in Iceland, 50 crazy

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