New Release in Denmark of Sissal Kampmann
Earlier this year the poetry collection "Sunnudagsland" by Faroese author Sissal Kampmann was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize and has now been published in Denmark by Torgard with the title "Søndagsland". "Sunnudagsland” is set in the village of Vestmanna, where Sissal Kampmann was born (in 1974) and raised. After spending 24 years away, primarily in Copenhagen and Tórshavn, she returned to Vestmanna to stay for a while. Her return to Vestmanna provides the context for this collection, and yet it also refers to the special state of loneliness, boredom, and existential crisis in which the poetic narrator seems to find herself.