Picture by Klara Johannesen

Picture by Klara Johannesen

Name: Sólrún Michelsen
Born: 1948, Tórshavn.
Selected work: Hinumegin er mars
Awards and nominations: 
Faroese Children’s Literature Award (2002) 
Mentanarvirðisløn M.A. Jacobsens in fiction (2008) 
Nominated for the West Nordic Children’s Literature Award (2004) Nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize for Hinumegin er mars (2015)

Sólrun Michelsen’s first book, Argjafrensar, was a children’s book published in 1994, and since then she has written both children’s literature as well as poetry and a number of short stories. In 2004 she published her first book for adults, Tema við slankum, for which she was awarded the Faroese M.A. Jacobsen Literary Award. Her latest novel Hinumegin er mars was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2015. In 2016 Sólrún published a poetry collection "Ein farri av fráferð" and in 2017 one of her short stories "Some People Run in Shorts" was selected for the Nordic anthology "The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat" edited by Icelandic poet Sjón and published by Pushkin Press. The same story was also printed in the new literary magazine Boundless for its launch on 4 December 2017.  

Works:
2017 Morgunfrúa, short stories
2016 Ein farri av fráferð, poetry
2013 Hinumegin er mars, novel
2013 Torkils døtur, children's book
2011 Rottan, short stories
2009 Í opnu hurðini, poetry
2008 Loppugras, children's poetry
2007 Tema við slankum, novel
2002 Geislasteinar, Fantasy
1999 Hin útvaldi, Fantasy
1996 Útiløgukattar, YA novel
1994 Argjafrensar, short stories

Translations:
2017 Sprinkeljenta. Orkana (NO)
2017 På den andre sida er mars. Fonna Forlag (NO)
2017 På den anden side er marts. Torgard (DK)
2015 Tanz auf den Klippen. Unionsverlag (DE)
2013 “Der Blaue Engel” in Mord unterm Nordlicht – Kriminalerzählungen aus Skandinavien. DTV (DE)
2009 At danse med virkeligheden. Torgard (DK)