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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Two Edward Fuglø books in Danish

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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 Prize the same year. Apollonia is about a seamstress at the old theatre who has always wanted to be an actress. One day she puts on Ophelia’s dress and suddenly something very strange happens. Janus er ein stjørna (Janus is a star) was published in 2009.

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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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“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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