Where one in 10 will publish a book

See on Scoop.itWriting and Other Crazy Stuff

By Rosie Goldsmith
BBC News, Reykjavik

 

Iceland is experiencing a book boom. This island nation of just over 300,000 people has more writers, more books published and more books read, per head, than anywhere else in the world.

Pamela D Lloyd‘s insight:

It’s tempting to want to blame the evocative landscape or the long winter nights for all this creative activity, but those features have been part of Iceland for a long, long time. So, what is happening in Iceland that has resulted in such an outpouring of creativity? And, how can we help writing to flourish everywhere?

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