Jane Rushton's northern landscapes provoke big questions on the future of our world, writes Nancy Campbell.Read More
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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Introducing a new collaboration between The Island Review and Folklore Tapes.Read More
Mavis Gulliver finds Islay transformed into a botanist's paradise.Read More
Two poems from Rhiannon Williams' collection Desire Lines on the Island of Cyprus.Read More
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.
A preview from a limited edition publication of Kate Walters' paintings and drawings made during residencies in Iona.Read More
Extract from a new book by John Curtis Perry which offers an authoritative history of the island nation ranging from its Malay origins right up to the present day.Read More
While short in length, Havergey is oceans wide in scope, taking in science fiction, Eastern philosophy, critical theory, post-apocalyptic visions of the future and nature writing.Read More
Orkney-based knitwear designer Hilary Grant tells Sarah Laurenson about the stories behind her work, which is in high demand in the UK, Japan, Hong Kong, US and Europe.Read More
Thirty years on, Catherine Young reflects on her experience of working as a naturalist on Raspberry Island in Lake Superior, where she lived alone in the keeper’s quarters of a lighthouse.Read More
A young woman struggles with the memory of a childhood incident in this haunting short story by Kavita Nandan.Read More
Creative non-fiction by Joshua Nash on the possibilities of islands, linguistic fieldwork and storied landscapes.Read More
Stunning exhibition by world-renowned photographer Corey Arnold captures incredible scenes of fishing culture in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.Read More