About FarLit

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FarLit – an abbreviation of Faroese Literature – is a project that promotes Faroese literature on the international book market. FarLit has representatives that spans the Ministry of Culture, the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands and Faroese publishing houses, Fróðskapur, BFL and Nám, and is 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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The grant supports Nordic publishing houses in translating literature from one Nordic country to another. In order to receive funding, you need to apply for the grant in the country in which the work was originally published. For the Faroe Islands, this means applying through FarLit.

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New release by Carl Jóhan Jensen

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Faroese publisher Sprotin has just published the book “Bókin um tað góða” by Faroese author Carl Jóhan Jensen. This book is different in style from his two previous books “Ó-, søgur um djevulskap” (2005) and “Eg síggi teg betur í myrkri - Forspæl til ein gleðileik” (2014). The Narrator tells the reader that he will die in half an hour. The narrator takes the reader on a travel down memory lane to his childhood, his relationships, his travels abroad and the circumstances that unintentionally brought him, now an alcoholic wreck, to this cellar in Torshavn where he is spending the last thirty minutes of his life.

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New release by Carl Jóhan Jensen


Faroese publisher Sprotin has just published the book “Bókin um tað góða” by Faroese author Carl Johan Jensen. This book is different in style from his two previous books “Ó-, søgur um djevulskap” (2005) and “Eg síggi teg betur í myrkri” (2014). The Narrator tells the reader that he will die […]

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Kálvamuan in Italian


The Faroese publisher, Ungu Føroyar, has published a children’s book in Italian. The book, Kálvamuan (The Young Calf), by Faroese author Sigurð Joensen (1911-1993) was first published in the Faroe Islands in 1959 with illustrations by the artist Zacharias Heinesen (1936-) and is about the boy, Sjúrður, who has to […]

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See you @ Göteborg Book Fair


FarLit participates at the Göteborg Book Fair 24-27 September, Stand no C01:02
, where our new catalogue of publications from the Faroe Islands will be presented. Thursday 24 September at 5pm FarLit will host a casual get-together on our Stand. Friday 25 September at 2.30pm a Seminar titled “Lyrical portrayal of […]

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“Feðgar á ferð” in Germany


The Berlin-based German publisher GUGGOLZ VERLAG has recently published the Faroese classic “Feðgar á ferð” by Heðin Brú under the title “Vater und Sohn unterwegs”. Heðin Brú is one of the most significant authors in the history of Faroese literature and is still much read. “Feðgar á ferð” was published […]

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Two Edward Fuglø books in Danish


  The Danish publisher, Hovedlandet, has just bought the rights from the Faroese publisher, Bókadeildin, to publish two picture books for children by Faroese author and illustrator Edward Fuglø. One of the books, Apollonia, was published in 2007 and was nominated for the West Nordic children and young People’s Literature […]

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More Monster News


Last week, Iceland was the guest of honour at the Abu Dahbi International Book Fair. The Arabian publisher, HUDHUD publishing, has bought the rights to five of the Monster books by Icelandic Áslaug Jónsdóttir (who is also the illustrator), Swedish Kalle Güettler and Faroese Rakel Helmsdal. “The main characters in […]

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Monsters heading to China


The successful children’s book series about the charming Monsters has been translated into Chinese and the publishers, Maitian Culture Communication, have already bought the rights to the latest book in the series, Monster Kitty. The co-authors behind the successful series are a true Nordic trio: Icelandic Áslaug Jónsdóttir (who is also the illustrator), […]

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“Tema við slankum” released in Switzerland


FarLit is happy to inform you that the novel “Tema við slankum” by Faroese author Sólrún Michelsen has been published by the Swiss publisher Unionsverlag (Zürich). The book which was published in the Faroe Islands in 2007 is titled “Tanz auf den Klippen” and has been translated into German by […]

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World Book & Copyright Day


23 April is UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day, and FarLit would like to use this opportunity to celebrate Faroese books by donating a collection of six books to one of our Facebook friends. All you have to do is to like our Facebook Profile and write the name of one […]

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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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