Iceland is unique in the world: it is incredibly small, has a language spoken nowhere else, but publishes and reads more books than anywhere. That is without mentioning the Jólabókaflóð, a phenomenon unparalleled in global publishing.
Each individual is a cog in an enormous machine of creativity and part of a wave of talent that has the potential to effect tremendous social and cultural change.
"As an American student half way through his degree, I know there are poems here I will revisit whenever I miss the rain and the mountains."
Lewis Wood discusses the controversies surrounding the Man Booker prize.