About FarLit

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FarLit - an abbreviation of Faroese Literature - is a cross-organisational project promoting contemporary Faroese literature on the international book market.

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Nordic Translation Grant

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FarLit administers the Nordic Translation and Production Grant for books originally published in Faroese and assists publishers.

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New Novel by Jóanes Nielsen

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The new novel by author Jóanes Nielsen is called "Bommhjarta" (Candy heart). It is a sequel to his novel “Brahmadellarnir” (2010) for which Nielsen was awarded the Faroese Literature Prize (2011) and nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize (2013).

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New Novel by Jóanes Nielsen


The new novel by author Jóanes Nielsen is called “Bommhjarta” (Candy heart). It is a sequel to his novel “Brahmadellarnir” (2010) for which Nielsen was awarded the Faroese Literature Prize (2011) and nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize (2013). Most notably, the “Brahmadellarnir” was published by Random House in […]

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New Novel from Kjelnæs


Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs’ new novel “Óendalig vera”, released on 21 June, is about old Vera who is suffering from aphasia and young Leon who is struggling with his past. Vera is full of words but cannot speak due to her illness but Leon finds great comfort in her. The jury […]

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Prosperity ahead


Prosperity ahead for Faroese literature: no less than two young Faroese literary buds have been admitted to the literary school “Forfatterskolen” in Copenhagen. Several hundreds apply to get in every year, a selected 25 get to do an interview but only 8 applicants are selected to take the two year […]

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New Poetry Collection


Last year’s nominee of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, Sólrún Michelsen has released a new poetry collection “Ein farri av fráferð” (A Hint of Departure). The title gives a hint of something unnerving, sinister, and unfamiliar and at the same time there is a trace of something familiar, safe, a […]

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Foreign Rights Catalogue 2016


Farlit Foreign Rights Catalog 2016 We are happy to present the new Foreign Rights Catalogue 2016. Click on the link for download.  

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“Die Erinnerungen”


Congratulations to author Jóanes Nielsen whose novel “Brahmadellarnir” from 2011 was published in German by Random House (btb Verlag) 8 March and will be featured at the Leipzig Book Fair 17-20 March with readings and interviews. The novel which takes place in the Faroe Islands follows two families; the Brahmadellarnir […]

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“Sunnudagsland”


“Sunnudagsland“ (“Sundayland”) is a new poetry collection by Faroese author Sissal Kampmann. This is her fifth poetry collection. In 2012 she received the prestigious Klaus Rifbjerg’s Debut Award in Denmark for her first collection „Ravnar á ljóðleysum flogi – Yrkingar úr uppgongdini“. The cover design is by Ludvík á Brekku. […]

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New Poetry Collection: “Opna”


Sprotin has published a new poetry collection “Opna” (Opening) by Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs. Marjun has recently worked together with Faroese music artist Eivør on a music production (stage performance and CD) called “At the Heart of the Selkie”. During her collaboration with Eivør, Marjun got inspired by the word “Opna” […]

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Walpurgis Tide by Jógvan Isaksen


“Krossmessa”, crime novel by Jógvan Isaksen has been published in English by Norvik Press under the title “Walpurgis Tide”. Two British environmental activists are discovered dead amongst the whale corpses after a whale-kill in Torshavn. The detective Hannis Martinsson is asked to investigate by a representative of the organisation Guardians of the Sea – […]

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Happy New Year


FarLit kicks off this new year with a big Congratulations to Faroese author Rakel Helmsdal whose book “Hon, sum róði eftir ælaboganum” is the Faroese nomination for The Children and Youth Literature Prize of the West Nordic Council. The book is about the girl Argantael who lives in the town […]

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