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Edward M. Weinman
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My debut novel, The Ring Road, is a Nordic thriller set in Iceland after a glacial volcano erupts, stranding ex-cop Hobson who quickly becomes involved in a murder investigation. It’s available on Amazon and at I spent eight years in Reykjavik where I co-wrote the film A Little Trip to Heaven and wrote for Iceland Review and Atlantica magazine. I currently write for Whitman College. Follow me on Twitter @edwardweinman1; Facebook and

Entries by Edward M. Weinman

Free From Alzheimer's: An Elegy

(13) Comments | Posted January 5, 2014 | 6:39 AM

An estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease.

As of Friday, December 13, 2013, that number dropped by one when my 77-year-old mother passed away after a 15-year battle with the savage disease that day by day, drip by drip, like a leaky faucet, strips a...

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Ain't I a Man?

(2) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 10:33 AM


On a beer-drenched stage, a microphone once electrocuted him, but he kept singing.

Bart Cameron, the lead singer of Seattle indie band The Foghorns, once played four concerts in one day at the Seattle Weekly Reverb Festival. Cameron...

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The Day I Never Climbed Mount Everest on Facebook

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 4:13 PM

Don't believe everything that you read.

During the age of self-promotion on social media, it's important to remember the above-mentioned refrain.

"Only two weeks to go before I start my ascent up Mt. Everest. Wish me luck."

I posted this harmless status update on Facebook. Within seconds, and throughout...

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Top 10 Reasons Edward Snowden Should Seek Asylum in Iceland

(2) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 3:54 PM

Is Edward Snowden really stuck in transit at the Moscow airport?

The Obama administration is desperately trying to track down Snowden. Can you blame the U.S. president? Snowden leaked evidence of the NSA's secret spying apparatus to Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian's crack investigative reporter, and...

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The Deep

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 6:42 PM

Move over, Björk. With the blockbuster 2 Guns (Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) set to explode across U.S. multiplexes this summer, renegade filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband) is about to become Iceland's most popular cultural export. But first, the man once called the "Mayor of Reykjavik" has just released...

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A View to a Killer

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 7:23 PM

Author Hallgrimur Helgason might just be the best writer you've never heard of. That's all about to change, as the world's largest bookstore, Amazon, is plastering the Icelandic writer across its website.

Being a writer is like being a killer.

This is the gospel according to Hallgrimur Helgason,...

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Top 10 Things to Do in Iceland if the Government Bans Internet Porn

(11) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 4:08 PM

Learning that Iceland is trying to ban internet porn, TV host Stephen Colbert recently joked that there is now nothing to do in Iceland. Well, for the sex-starved residents of the wind-scarred island located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, here are 10 alternatives...

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You're Not Here

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 5:48 PM

It's about 30 minutes before Sleuth debuts at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. After too many drinks, I find myself downstairs in the theater's bathroom, in front of a urinal, unzipping my trousers to relieve myself when who should walk in but Michael Caine.

Talk about stage fright. This is...

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