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 Poetry Collection: "Opna"

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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” which in Faroese has multiple meanings; it’s what we call the seal woman, it means an opening of a book and it also means to open.

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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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Desembermorgun


Desembermorgun (December morning) is the title of a new collection published by MS. The collection is conceptual with poetic reflections of December month with stormy weather, frost and darkness and is a collaboration between the author Kim Simonsen and conceptual artist Jóhan Martin Christiansen. The poems are variations on the […]

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Nýtt flog


“Nýtt flog” is the title of a different kind of short stories collection. The stories are part of a project initiated by the national radio, Kringvarp Føroya and hosted by author Rakel Helmsdal. The idea was to make people write a short story of only 650 words inspired by a […]

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“Tað orðið”


In 1969 author Heðin M. Klein published his first and highly acclaimed poetry collection “Væmingar og vaggandi gjálv” but the readers had to wait another 24 years before his next poetry collection was published. “Tað orðið” is his seventh poetry collection and gives an account of the author’s lifelong search […]

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2 x Short Stories


Bókadeild Føroya Lærarafelags has just published two new collections of short stories for YA and adults. “Skuggamyndir” by Ingun Christensen has nine short stores about nine people who by coincident take the same buss line one morning. We meet the young boy who cannot get rid of his parents’ strict […]

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Haiku Poems


Faroese publisher, Sprotin, has published a new poetry collection “Av heilum hjarta” (Whole-hearted) by Oddfríður M. Rasmussen. Although Faroese poets have written traditional haiku poems this new publication is the first collection of its kind with original haiku poems in Faroese. In his preface the author says about Faroese people: […]

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Foreign Rights Catalogue 2015


Farlit_Foreign Rights Catalog 2015  

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7 New Manuscripts


A new novel competition was announced by the Faroese Bookshop Association at the annual Book Festival at the Nordic House November last. When the dead-line was gone on 1 September seven manuscripts had been handed in. Now the committée (Bergur D. Hansen, Bergljót av Skarði, Pætur M. Dahl, Eilen Anthoniussen […]

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