Iceland Review’s spring issue, IR 46.01 is fresh off the press and packed with stories. Sara Blask’s story “Requiem for the Black King” offers a glimpse of the humane side of Bobby Fischer, the world’s most feared and revered grandmaster who died in Iceland this January.
Blask also ponies up with features about Surtsey, one of the planet’s best-preserved islands, and the sheep and sovereignty of Árneshreppur, one of the most isolated communities in the West Fjords.
Included in the interview section is long-time NPR correspondent Eric Weiner on his latest book, The Geography of Bliss, Slow Design expert Thórunn Árnadóttir and actor-director Gísli Órn Gardarsson.
Alëx Elliott heads inside to report on Iceland’s diminishing police force while Jonas Moody gets busy ascending the elite ranks of EVE Online and photographer Páll Stefánsson heads to some very wintry outposts of the West Fjords.
Also in this issue: a preview of the 2008 Reykjavík Arts Festival, the swansong of Sirkus, all about Laugavegur, Siggi’s Skyr and Soprano Dísella Lárusdóttir. Closing out this edition is a special supplement on Iceland’s financial world.
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