New Nomination for "Træið"
The West Nordic Council (Iceland, Greenland and The Faroe Islands) has just announced its nominations for the Children and Young People's Literature Prize. The Faroese nominee is the children's book "Træið" by Bárður Oskarsson which was published in 2017 by BFL. "Træið" was awarded two literary prizes in 2017; MGIP Book Award and the Silver Award from ICMA (International Creative Award for Books). This is the second nomination this year as "Træið" is also the Faroese nominée for the Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize. The book is about the two friends, Hilbert and Bob. Bob the rabbit starts wondering about what might be on the other side of the tree. What could possibly be over there? He has only ventured there once and was chased away by a dog before his curiosity was satisfied. The tree and the thought of the exciting and the unknown on the other side still lure him, but he’s unsure if he dare go there again. Maybe it’s not even necessary? Maybe Bob can make do with what his well-travelled friend Hilbert says? The story of Bob and Hilbert is illustrated in Bárður Oskarsson’s characteristic minimalist, sensitive strokes. Expansive, almost monochrome surfaces provide space for meditative nuances and focus on the two friends’ expressive body language during their pensive encounter amid the grey humdrum of the everyday, where they sky is the limit and the tree now seems more distant.
Rights have been sold to the UK and Slovenia.