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Kremena Nikolova-Fontaine

Zoë Robert

Deputy and Web Editor Iceland Review/Atlantica
zoe(at)icelandreview.com

Fire Kills One, Three Escape

Memorial services were held yesterday to remember the 21-year old victim of a fire in Saudarkrokur, in northern Iceland. During the service, the pastor also gave thanks for the three survivors of the fire.

Assault in Fossvogur

Eight men forced their way into an apartment in Fossvogur, an upscale neighbourhood in Reykjavík, and assaulted one of the occupants.

Thieves Discover the Spirit of Giving

Police have explained how they know that the rash of computer theft and vandalism in Reykjavík is likely the work of one group of people.

Oil Scandal Has No Effect On R-List

Despite the resignation of the mayor Thórólfur Arnason, whom the R-List had appointed, a recent survey shows that there has been no change in the popularity of the current Reykjavík government.

Gudbrandur's Bible Sold

A copy of Gudbrandur's Bible, the first Icelandic printing of the bible, sold for three times its projected value in Copenhagen yesterday.

Parliamentarian Faux Pas

The Independence Party snubbed President Olafur Ragnar Grímsson yesterday, prompting rebukes from other members of parliament.

Iceland Observes International AIDS Day

Members from the Gay and Lesbian Student Organization, the AIDS Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Associations among others participated in observing International AIDS Day on 1 December.

Arnaldur Indridason Tops Best Seller List

For the fourth week in a row, Arnaldur Indridason, the crime-fiction writer, has topped the Icelandic best-seller list with his book Kelifar Vatn.

45-Day Sentence for Cheese Theft

A Reykjavík man was sentenced to 45 days in prison for stealing five pieces of cheese from the 10-11 convenience store. According to Morgunbladid, the man had a criminal record and therefore he was not eligible for parole.

Nominations for Nordic Literature Awards

Einar Karasson and Sjón are this year's Icelandic nominations for the Nordic Literature Awards. Each of the five Nordic countries submit their own nominations for the award. Last year, Hallgrímur Helgasson of Iceland won the award for Author of Iceland.

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