Winner of the Novel Competition Announced
Congratulations to Faroese author Oddfríður Marni Rasmussen who won the Bookshop Association's novel competion for his novel "Ikki fyrr enn tá" (Not Until Then). The committée members, who evaluated all the 19 manuscripts that were handed in, had a difficult task ahead but they were not in doubt whom to choose as the winner.
In their motivation they say: "With this new novel Faroese literature welcomes a new voice. It is a convincing novel written by a convincing author about an important subject which needs to be expressed. The story is about losing a spouse to brain cancer and it's the story of the one left behind which is so skillfully described. Not only is this a frightening and heartfelt story, it is equally important to have such a story in Faroese language. The story has all the right ingredients and they all work well together to make up a fully composed novel which leaves you with a wish to read it again. The story is exceptionally moving, shocking, sad, honest, realistic, optimistic and relevant.
The prize money is 100,000 DKK and the winner also gets a publishing deal with Sprotin.