The October-December issue of the print edition of Iceland Review arrived this week, packed with interesting material, such as a travel feature on Flatey Island, interview with chair of Samtökin 78 – The National Queer Association Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir and a guide to spotting the northern lights accompanied by Páll Stefánsson’s photos.
Also in this issue is an interview with U.S. musician John Grant, who has made Iceland his new home, and four female soloists touring the country to urge their sisters in music to step into the spotlight.
A Q&A with Iceland’s hottest new film director Benedikt Erlingsson is not to be missed; his debut Hross í oss (Of Horses and Men) is already garnering international recognition.
Young businessman Emil Helgi Lárusson explains the success behind his healthy fast food chain Serrano (or Zocalo, as it’s known in Sweden), creative sisters Guðrún and Jóhanna Kristjánsdóttir talk about their new health store in Seltjarnarnes and farmer/brewer/hearing therapist Árni Ingólfur Hafstað presents his celebrated beer Gæðingur.
Several photo essays please the eye: first and foremost Páll Stefánsson’s landscapes from Hrafntinnusker in the south-central highlands. Also check out Kristinn Ingvarsson’s master portraits and Geir Ólafsson’s series from the Medieval Days at Gásir.
Berry picking, a retrospective photo exhibition of the works of Russian artist Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956) and a range of other cultural events are covered in this issue, which also includes two notable travel supplements: on northern lights tours and the 2013 Vestnorden Travel Mart.
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