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Larissa Kyzer: an outsider in Iceland

In her first column for The Island Review, Larissa Kyzer reflects on the challenges and joys of being an outsider in Iceland.


Ruth Dawkins: Welcome to Tasmania

“An island is an intentional place. You can’t end up living on Tasmania by accident. You must truly want to be here.” Introducing our new columnist, Ruth Dawkins.

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David Higgins: The Land of fire

Our columnist Dr David Higgins visits the South American island of Tierra del Fuego.


Island books: Amy Todman

Calum Rodger considers Amy Todman’s new book, and finds it ‘a thing of subtle beauty’.