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Name: Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs
Born: 1974, Tórshavn
Selected work: Óendaliga vera
Awards and recognition: 1st prize in short story competition from Faroese newspaper, Dimmalætting (2000), 2nd prize (2001) and 1st prize (2002) at Listastevna Føroya, grant from the foundation of Thorvald Poulsens av Steinum (2004), Faroese Children’s Literature Award (2008), 1st prize in Faroese short story competition (2008), White Raven Special Mention for YA-novel ‘Skriva í sandin’ (2011), Nordic Children’s Literature Prize (2011), and lastly nominated for the Children’s and Young People’s Literature Prize awarded by the Nordic Council (2013).

Marjun S. Kjelnæs is a trained nurse, but has been working as a full-time writer for some years. With a number of awards in short story competitions, Marjun S. Kjelnæs was awarded a 3-year grant from the Faroese cultural fund in 2009. Predominantly known for her works in children’s and YA literature, Kjelnæs is also the author of a number of poetry collections and short stories published in anthologies and literary journals – her latest contribution is a poetry collection Opna

Publications
2016 Novel Óendaliga vera (BFL)
2016 Poetry collection Opna (Sprotin)
2013 Play Tóm rúm (Sprotin)
2012 Poetry collection Rót Tripp – Orð en route (Sprotin)
2010 YA-novel Skriva í sandin (BFL)
2009 Children’s book Hvør fjalir seg í smúkkuskríninum? (BFL)
2008 Children’s book Hvør fjalir seg í ferðataskuni? (BFL)
2007 Children’s book Hvør fjalir seg í postkassanum? (BFL)
2004 Short story collection – Ein farri av kolvetni (BFL)
2001 Short story “Kópakona published in anthology Mjørki í heilum (BFL)

Translations
2015 Rót trip. Bokbyen Forlaget.
2015 Skrifa í sandinn. Bókaormurin bókaútgáfa
2013 Skriv i sandet. Det norske samlaget.
2013 Poem from Rót Tripp published in Reception – tidsskrift for nordisk litteratur Vol. 71
2012 Skriv i sandet – Forlaget Torgard (transl. Hugin Eide)
2012 Title story of Skriva ísandin,“Ecrire dans le sable”, published in short story anthology Nouvelles Pays Nordiques
2010 Title story of Skriva í sandin published in a Nordic short story anthology, Elskar – elskar ikki, published in 8 languages.