View on Iceland: Elections, Books and Gender Equality

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Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

1. ‘Iceland, a land of Vikings, braces for a Pirate Party takeover’ – The Washington Post

Griff Witt takes a look at today’s general elections in Iceland and speaks to representatives of the two parties most likely to come out on top: the well-known centre-right Independence Party and the new kid on the block Pirate Party.

Read Iceland, a land of Vikings, braces for a Pirate Party takeover, by Griff Witte

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, one of the Pirate Party's three MPs.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, one of the Pirate Party's three MPs. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

2. ‘Gale-force lyricism from Iceland’s most poetic novelist’ – The Spectator

A review of the latest novel by Icelandic author Jón Kalman Stefánsson to be translated into English, Fish Have No Feet, “a novel of storm-tossed fishermen and oceanic grandeur which has the salt-scoured wisdom of ancient Nordic sagas”.

Read Gale-force lyricism from Iceland’s most poetic novelist, by Boyd Tonkin

Jón Kalman Stefánsson.

Jón Kalman Stefánsson. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Rax

3. ‘Why Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman’ – The Guardian

Iceland has topped the World Economic Forum’s gender gap index for the past six years, and has recently been named the world’s best place for working women. The Guardian’s Noreena Hertz finds out why.

Read Why Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman, by Noreena Hertz

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

Check in next week for more Iceland Monitor picks from online media. If you find any interesting articles or opinion pieces on Iceland that you think might be right for View on Iceland, please let us know at icelandmonitor@mbl.is.

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