Translated by Robert Christie. This English translation of an Icelandic book is the definitive account of how the first Icelanders came to settle in Canada. A must-read for anyone of Icelandic descent.
“Documentary in content, narrative in style, heart-warming in impact, <em>Nyja Island</em> is my idea of an "heirloom". Reflecting on the personal testimonies of the Vestur Islendinga, I am humbly reminded that I am not only a descendent of the settlers, but also, of the survivors.” — Norma Guttormsson, Logberg-Heimskringla
Born in Reykjavik, Gudjon Arngrimsson is a veteran Icelandic journalist who has worked in print and television. Nyja Island was nominated for the 1997 Icelandic Literary Prize in Non-Fiction.