J. Edward Chamberlin

J. Edward Chamberlin has written a book that should be of great interest to readers of The Island Review.  Island is an "exploration into the cultural, natural, and historical significance of islands". According to the publishers, "this unique book delves into what islands represent, how different cultures view them, and even the geological roots of island formations ... The book looks at islands through the lens of the philosophical, psychological, biological, and political, as human identity has revolved around islands ever since people first discovered them."

You can read a couple of reviews of the book, here and here (the latter in particular is very entertaining). You can also listen to an interview with the author at the Lapham's Quarterly site by clicking on the cover image below.