Beinir Bergsson granted the new EBBA-Award
The first EBBA-Award with the prize money of 25,000 DKK was granted to 21 year old Beinir Bergsson for his poetry collection "Tann lítli drongurin og beinagrindin" at a ceremony on 20 May. The EBBA Award is named after the legendary award-winning Faroese author and translator Ebba Hentze (1930-2015) who in her will stated that her fortunes should be granted to young talents in literature. The EBBA-Award is administered by the Faroese Writers' Association and in their motivation they say: "with his debut poetry collection Beinir Bergsson shows great courage and language skills, and manages to create a sense of hope in times of despair. He is taking the reader on a journey into unknown territories". Beinir Bergsson lost his father to cancer when he was 12 years old, and the poems portray Beinir's perception of the process of grief and the challenges he was faced with as a young boy. The poetry collection is published by Sprotin.