Nordicana 2014

I’m pleased to announce that I will be signing copies of Iceland, Defrosted at Nordicana this Sunday. Nordicana is the UK’s only festival to combine Nordic crime & thriller film & fiction, a genre that exploded after the release of Stieg Larsson’s The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) books and films, and […]

Watch Hafdís Huld’s new video:

I’m currently in love with the video for Hafdís Huld’s Queen Bee. It’s really krútt as the Icelanders would say, but I really love the Icelandic map that appears in the open book about halfway through, complete with exploding volcanoes, Reykjavik landmarks and a gushing Geysir. Have a look for yourself;

Lay Low: Talking About The Weather

Lay Low is singer/songwriter Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir. She has a distinctive, rich voice, and a penchant for blues or country style music. It’s this combination that makes her music stand out from the crowd. She has just returned to the scene with her latest album Talking About The Weather, a wonderful album which plays to […]

Book Review: The Haunting of Reykjavík

This is clearly an attempt at giving the old fashioned collection of ghost stories a new twist. It has the requisite spooky artwork; grasping hands looming out of focus, shadowy figures and atmospheric landscapes. Oh, and a cappuccino with a skull imprinted in its froth. No, really. I was really looking forward to this book […]

Takk 2013!

2013 was a crazy year for me, especially in light of the release of my debut book, Iceland, Defrosted. It is just over a year since I launched the Kickstarter campaign to publish Iceland, Defrosted. As you know, things have taken off somewhat since then. Not wanting to ‘blow my own trumpet,’ Iceland, Defrosted has […]

Upcoming Author Events:

Shropshire Libraries is delighted to welcome author Ed Hancox to speak in two of our libraries, on Friday 7 February 2014, which is the day before National Libraries Day (8 February). Ed will be at Shrewsbury Library at 2.30pm on Friday 7 February, and Bridgnorth Library at 7pm the same evening. This will be a […]

New Hafdís Huld

Hafdís is back with a new song ‘Queen Bee‘, which is rather lovely and sweet, and the promise of a new album and tour in the spring. I love Hafdís’ music, but her live shows are even better, with her quirky character bubbling over on stage, with stories of farmers, dogs and pink houses punctuating […]