New Novel Competition Issued
Together with Faroese publisher SPROTIN, the Bookshop Association in the Faroe Islands has issued a new novel competition. This is the second time the Bookshop Association issues a competition; the first one was issued in November 2014 in conjunction with the Book Festival held at the Nordic House in Torshavn. The winner of the first competition was author Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs whose novel "Óendaliga vera" was published in June 2016. The criteria was to write a contemporary story located in the Faroe Islands. However, the criteria for the new competition is somewhat leaner in that there are no restictions on time or location, the only criteria are that it has to be written in Faroese, be a least 150 pages of 2000 signs, and not be published previously. The deadline for handing in manuscripts is 1 September 2018 and the winner is awarded 100,000 DKK and a publishing deal with SPROTIN.