Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

A Winning Heart: Larissa Kyzer Wins Award For Her Translation Of Kristín Eiríksdóttir’s ‘A Fist Or A Heart’

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“It was a real honour to work on ‘A Fist or a Heart,’” beams Larissa Kyzer, English-language translator of Kristín…

Wordflood: ‘Bókamessa’ Boasts A Record-Breaking Year For Fiction And Poetry Books

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Bókamessa, Iceland’s annual book fair, is a déluge of books, publishers, readers, writers, and piparsmákökur—Icelandic pepper cookies. As the kick-off…

Come Into Exxistenz: Freyja Eilíf Opens A Museum Of Perceptive Art

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Exxistenz is located at Bergstaðastræti 25B, Reykjavík “Perceptive art is made out of the integration of reality with hand movements…

Québec Author Chantal Ringuet Takes Up Residence In Gröndalshús

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“What if the trees were looking at us instead of as human beings in the Anthropocene looking at the environment?”…

We Are A Fire Cult: Andri Snær Magnason Talks Oil, Humans As Volcanoes & Pancake Sci-Fi

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“At first, people think I am messing around. But it’s all about the journey around the black hole,” laughs Andri…

The Vanishing: Dark Tourism Awaits In East Iceland’s Highlands

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Gravel road, near midnight. Each yellow road marker emerges from the fog, only one visible at a time. They mark…

Over The Hill: Art Exhibition Advocates Wildlife Protection

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“The photographers gave their work for the exhibition because they [believe it’s] an important exhibition about the dangers to the…

The Skeleton Is The Seat Of The Soul: Gerðarsafn Showcases Artworks On Spiritual Science

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A curious display of beakers, glass bottles, and diagrams populate the entrance to Gerðarsafn’s group show ‘Lots of tiny people.’…

Taste The Tröll: A Culinary Day Trip Around The Tröllaskagi Peninsula

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Pink oyster mushrooms peek over the edge of a basket at the entrance of Vellir. The mushrooms have been grown…

Serving Valkyrie Realness: Queen Dream-Team Premiere ‘Memoirs Of A Valkyrie’

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“Of course there will be opera,” Agatha P., the drag queen alter-ego of dancer Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, declares. “We are…