Promoting Faroese literature

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FarLit promotes Faroese literature on the international book market. We administer the Faroese part of the Nordic Translation Grant, providing financial support for translation fees. FarLit is primarily funded by the Ministry of Culture and the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands.

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Nordic Translation Grant

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A grant to support Nordic publishers translating literature from one Nordic language into another. Application deadlines: April 1st & October 1st

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FarLit @ London Book Fair

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FarLit representatives are participating at the London Book Fair 14-16 April at the joint Nordic stand, 6F70. If you are there, please come and see us!

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FarLit at the London Book Fair


FarLit representatives are participating at the London Book Fair 14-16 April at the joint Nordic stand, 6F70. If you are there, please come and see us!

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“Og Mamma!” nominated


We’re happy to congratulate Faroese author Elin á Rógvi and illustrator Marjun Reginsdóttir on their nomination for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2015. Their book “Og Mamma!” published by BFL is the Faroese nomination for the prestigious prize.

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“Skriva í sandin” released in Iceland


“Skriva í sandin” (Writing in the sand) by Faroese author Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs was released in 2010 and gives us glimpses into the lives and struggles of young adults in the ages 16 to 20. The book has been translated into Danish and Norwegian and now also into Icelandic and […]

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New release in Denmark


Friday 20 March, on the same day as the Faroe Islands experience a total solar eclipse, a new poetry anthology by Tóroddur Poulsen will be released in Denmark by forlaget politisk revy. “HEAVEN HAS STOLEN MY COLOURS” is a selection of surreal and visionary poems about dreams, potatoes, churches, birds, […]

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Bárður Oskarsson books in Swedish


The two books “A dog, a cat and a mouse” and “The flat rabbit” have now been published in Sweden by Kabusa Böcker. Kerstin Aronsson has translated both books, and Oskarsson’s books are now available in eight different languages. The vast number of enquiries from publishing houses demonstrates that Bárður […]

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Call for Applications for the Nordic Translation Grant


Nordic Publishing Houses are able to apply for funding from the Nordic Translation Grant to translate literature from one Nordic country to another. In order to receive funding you need to apply from the country in which the work was originally published. For work published in the Faroe Islands, this […]

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New FarLit Coordinator


FarLit has appointed Ms Urd Johannesen to take over the task of promoting Faroese literature abroad. Urd Johannesen has a M.A. in Language and International Studies from Ålborg University in Denmark and a M.A. in Arts Management from London City University. The last 8 years Urd has been working as […]

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FarLit to administer Faroese allotment of Nordic translation grant


As of January 1st 2014, FarLit has taken over the administration of the Nordic translation grant for the Faroe Islands. The grant is allocated by the Nordic Council of Ministers and is under administration by literature centers in the Nordic countries and regions. Winners of the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize […]

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Frovember


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  Frovember! Flat Rabbit wins LUCHS-prize for the month of November. Radio Bremen and die Zeit have awarded Bárður Oskarsson with the LUCHS-prize in Children’s and YA Literature for ‘The Flat Rabbit’. The article (in German) is here: “Das kann nicht schön sein”

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Press release June 2013


Every year publishers, agents, and the public gather at international book fairs to buy and sell rights and to get informed about the latest movements on the literary scene. Attendance at the fairs is also an important means for publishers to network and discover new and exciting authors and titles. […]

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