An Icelandic Book Introduced in Westminster
A special introduction was commenced to commemorate the publishing of "Vulture's Lair," a novel by Icelandic author and journalist Hallur Hallsson in Westminster Palace in May. The original book in Icelandic was first published in 2008 and has now been translated into English. The novel has been described as "the first great eurosceptic novel that the world has been waiting for" and takes place in an imagined future where Iceland has become a district in the EU.
Many MPs came to the introduction, including Bill Cash MP from the Conservative Party and Austin Mitchell MP from the Labour Party. Icelandic MP Bjarni Benediktsson, Chairman of Iceland's Independent Party, had a talk about Iceland's accession process with the EU.
Photo by Hjortur J. Gudmundsson