Category cultural encounters
The dust (but not the ash cloud) has settled over the Iceland Noir crime fiction festival which was held between 15th and 18th November 2018 in Reykjavík. We had a couple of willing volunteers there to review it for us. This first piece is by regular guest blogger Ewa Sherman who was Head of Volunteers […]
What is at the centre of your world? Have you ever thought about it? It might be you, it might be your family or it could be a place or a community. The book I just finished reading has a valley as the centre of the world for its characters. I should state now that […]
Nice article about travels in Iceland for those interested in visiting TravellingPeoples.com Words and Images by Loo Kin Hong— Iceland is known for her majestic nature that charms visitors with her beauty and serenity. Her natural beauty offers almost all the natural scenery of the world on one island. Travelling in Iceland is an experience […]
Stepping into Europe House in London meant immersing yourself in the world of languages and books. On 18th October 2017 a special event was held under the auspices of European Literature Network and Rosie Goldsmith – In from the Cold: Northern Noir. A symposium on Northern crime writing, crime fiction translation and criticism, looking at […]
The fabulous Newcastle Noir festival has just taken place and some of it was captured on film by Ariane with her GoPro. See how many of your favourite authors you can spot! If you enjoyed that you may enjoy this. Thanks for watching!
This beautiful hardback , The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi took me by surprise. On first glance it is a handsome book with a black cover, Nordic looking cover art and the slightly chilling sentence above the title ‘They thought they were alone…’ The cover promises the story of an ambitious camping trip in Iceland’s […]
‘Many times during the course of his life he had wondered what was ultimately true and what was false. What was reality and what merely illusion, and how much of it was nothing but a web of words and thoughts in our own brains, a tapestry of our own making.’ (The Exiled, p.177) Our protagonist […]