The fourth issue of Iceland Review 2008, published in mid-December, is mostly dedicated to the economic collapse in Iceland and the depression. But it’s not all gloom and doom, the magazine also contains a wealth of positive stories.
Staff writer Jonas Moody retraces Iceland’s steps since the nation’s fall from economic grace in a feature entitled “Paradise Lost” and Tobias Munthe explores if light can be found in the darkness in his article “Opportune Knocks.”
Iceland Review carries interviews about the crisis with poet and novelist Einar Már Gudmundsson, business professor Vilhjálmur Bjarnason and musician María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir.
Photographer Páll Stefánsson travels to Snaefellsnes peninsula to capture the magnificent landscapes of the center of the west in winter.
Artist Óli G. Jóhannsson talks about art, life and international recognition with editor Bjarni Brynjólfsson, Reykjavík’s oldest café is visited and the popular custom of making leafbread before Christmas is documented with a visit to a family in the north.
All this, plus an article about the Atlantic salmon and a profile of Iceland’s most promising band Hjaltalín, gives readers a vivid idea of the life the resilient people lead on this crisis-ridden island.
Four times a year the print edition of Iceland Review brings you a wealth of articles on all aspects of life in Iceland including Páll Stefánsson’s latest images of the country’s majestic landscape. Click here to flip through a selection of pages from the current issue and here to subscribe. If you subscribe now, you will also get Issue 3 of 2008 free of charge.