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A recent Guardian Books podcast features an international array of island writers who had gathered in the Faroe Islands for a conference about the island in literature. Included are Iceland’s Sjón, Greenlandic novelist Niviaq Korneliussen, Shetlander Robert Alan Jamieson, Newfoundlander Donna Morrissey, Tasmanian Pete Hay and Jamaican poet Paulette Ramsey. The Faroese academic Bergur Rønne Moberg also took part by introducing his intriguing theory on the literature of the ultra-minor.
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The Venice Biennale is the world's oldest periodical exhibition of contemporary art. The event is a bellweather for future trends, bringing together works by emerging and established artists from all around the globe. The Guardian carried an extensive review of this year's offerings, with Germany's Anne Imhof proclaimed the standout artist. In the video below you can sample a taste of the works on show and see how the city of islands is transformed by this renowned arts showcase.