Visitors to The Island Review tend to be fond of two things: islands and books. We are pleased to share a recent flotsam find which brings together these essential elements. The writer Lawrence Lenhart has compiled a globe-spanning list of his recommended island reads, in which he notes: "island authors write more obsessively about their terrain than any other place-based authors". Check out the list on the Terrain website.
In exploring Scotland's least well-known islands, Marg Greenwood reveals fascinating insights on the historical importance of the slate industry and shares an unlikely story about rich Irish soil.Read More
Nicole Crowe's humorous personal essay based on her childhood growing up on Magnetic Island, Far North Queensland.Read More
On Islay’s coast, you can see otters almost anywhere.Read More
Favourite poem by the celebrated Orkney writer will soon be revealed. Listen here to shortlisted works.Read More