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Boyd Tonkin

Boyd Tonkin

was chair of the judges of the Man Booker International Prize 2016

Iceland life

As they walk the bay of Reykjavik, Boyd Tonkin talks to bestselling Icelandic author Sjón about trolls, sagas and islands

Silver-screen awakenings

Reykjavik, 1918. A young man embarks on a journey of sexual self-discovery in the celluloid glow of the city’s new cinemas. An eerie new tale from Sjón, Iceland’s most famous novelist

Italy’s Scott Turow

Less sentimental than “Inspector Montalbano”, but just as flavoursome, the legal thrillers of Gianrico Carofiglio – a former gang-busting lawyer – have sold more than five million copies