Name: Bjørk Maria Kunoy
Selected work: Vit, Føroya fólk - English sample translation available
Bio: Bjørk Maria Kunoy is born in 1991 and raised in Danmark and the Faroe Islands. She has studied law at the university in Copenhagen, but has for the past couple of years lived and worked in the Faroe Islands. "Vit, Føroya fólk" is her debut novel. The novel was published in late May, and artist Heiðrik á Heygum has illustrated the front page
About the novel: "Vit, Føroya fólk" is a political crime novel.The governmental coalition presided by Magnus Tindholm has prepared a bill establishing a constitution for the Faroe Islands, requiring a referendum the following spring. The Danish government is displeased and cannot accept the bill as it provides the Faroese parliament, Løgtingið, with the highest authority in the Faroe Islands. The four Faroese governmental parties are seeking to challenge the framework of the collision between Faroe Islands and Denmark in order to exploit self-interests that are not met by the Danish government. Thus, the Faroese people are indifferent to the case, and disputes within the parties threaten the foundation of the referendum of the Faroese Constitution, Føroya grundlóg. Several characters take the reader through the plot including the heads of the parties that form the Faroese government, the vessel owner of the arrested fishing vessels and a young female civil servant. The novel goes through their political, emotional and personal development throughout the story and challenges these on various accounts.
2019 Vit, Føroya fólk, Norðan