Why are we still here?

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Why are we still here? - By Lóa Hjálmtýsdóttir

If you're a regular Grapevine reader, you might well know the wry and hilarious work of our much-loved illustrator (and part-time pop star in FM Belfast) Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir. Her sharply observed drawings gather awkward moments and everyday situations into a chronicle of Icelandic life that's in turn melancholic and laugh-out-loud funny.

Rather than standing on a glacier hoping to see the northern lights, Lóa's work reveals another side of Iceland in which people binge drink, walk the streets endlessly, watch the country's political mayhem unfold, and suffer seasonal depression. It's a tale of long winters spent watching American TV shows and eating junk food until, finally, the summer arrives. 
All of her work has been translated into English, opening Lóa's witty and insightful view on Icelandic life to a brand new audience.
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04 July 2020
Joanne S.
United States United States

I love your books. However, I only received “Museum of Hidden Beings”. “Why are we still here?” And “The Sagas and ****” were not in the package. It arrived completely open at the top. I was hoping, perhaps, that the other two would show up in another shipment - but nothing so far. Please contact me re these books that I am very much looking forward to. I was just about to call you when I saw this avenue to get my message to you. Look forward to hearing from you. Love the Grapevine. Joni Shaw

19 March 2021

Hi Joni. We sent you the books again in August and we hope you liked them. We have changed the packaging for shipping so this will not happen again. Thank you for the order.