Name: Gunnar Hoydal
Born: 1941, Copenhagen.
Awards and nominations:
Mentanarvirðisløn M.A. Jacobsens (1982)
Mentanarvirðisløn Landsins (National Faroese Cultural Prize) (2002)
Nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 1989, 1993 and 2010.
Gunnar Hoydal (b. 1941), architect, writer and poet, has taken an active part in Faroese cultural life for many years. He has been editor of the literary magazine “Varðin”, founder and chairman of the Faroese Council of the Arts, chairman of the Federation of Faroese Architects, chairman of the Faroese Writers’ Union, and head of the board of the Faroese Art Gallery. His writings include poetry, short stories, essays, novels, the lyrics of the musical ”Skeyk”, and songs, many of them set to music by his sister, Annika Hoydal, and has also translated foreign literature into Faroese.
1982 Av longum leiðum (Orð og Løg)
1988 Hús úr ljóði
2007 Í havsins hjarta (Sprotin)
1999 Dalurin Fagri (BFL)
1991 Undir Suðurstjørnum (Árting)
2008 Dalen (Torgard) Translated into Danish by Jette Hoydal.
2003 Under Southern Stars (Mare’s Nest UK). Translated into English by Marjun Stewart and Jill Burrows.
1996 Stjernerne over Andes (Poul Kristensen) Translated into Danish by Jette Hoydal.
1992 Långt bortifrån: med Färöarna i hjärtat (Linnaeus Förlag) Translated into Swedish by Birgitta Hylin.
Special edition for the Nordic Council Literature Prize
2010 I havets hjerte (Føroyaprent) Translated into Danish by Jette Hoydal.