IR columnist Ed Hancox will release his debut, Iceland, Defrosted—not your average travel guide—globally on July 1. He describes it himself as “the story of an Englishman’s obsession with the places, people and music of Iceland.”
Iceland, Defrosted found huge support on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, where supporters from across the world pledged 179 percent of the funds required to get the book published. It has since been published by Silverwood Books of Bristol, and will be available in paperback and eBook formats from July 1, 2013.
There are three launch parties for Iceland, Defrosted, on June 20 at 6.30 pm at the Embassy of Iceland, London, with special acoustic performance from ÍRiS (invite only); June 29 at 6 pm at Eymundsson on Austurstræti 18, Reykjavík, with special performance from Rökkurró; and on July 3 at 6 pm at Wenlock Books, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.
More information can be found at icelanddefrosted.com.
Meanwhile, author and blogger Alda Sigmundsdóttir, a former IR employee, has released her first novel, Unraveled, in paperback, available in bookstores in Iceland and on Amazon, where the eBook version has already proven a hit.
In other news of her publications, The Little Book of the Icelanders – 50 miniature essays on the quirks and foibles of the Icelandic people, proved so popular last summer that it has now been reprinted and released in German and French, available in bookstores in Iceland.
For further information, visit Alda’s website.