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Sólrún Michelsen

Sólrún Michelsen

Sólrún Michelsen (1948) is Faroese writer and poet. She made her debut in 1994 with a short-story collection for children, Argjafrensar, and has since published several books for children as well as poetry and other short-story collections. She was awarded the Faroese Children’s Literature Award in 2002. In 2004 she published her first novel for adults, Tema við slankum, for which she was awarded the Faroese M.A. Jacobsen Literature Prize; it has been published in Denmark, Norway and Germany. Her latest novel, Hinumegin er mars, from 2013, is a gripping novel about a woman caring for her elderly mother who has dementia. The novel was nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize in 2015 and was published in Denmark in February 2017.


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