Type: Paperbook
Authors: Gunnar Hoydal
Categories: Other Books
Origin country: Faroe Islands
Making up: Sonja Kjølbro
ISBN: 978-99918-76-89-4
Pages: 156
Cover: Heft bók
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Gunnar Hoydal

It was his first journey from Tórshavn all the way north to the village of Kvívik and he cries bitterly. Nor can he stand going to Copenhagen to visit his grandmother. Why? Because his own homely world has everything he desires.

Later, he sets out into the big wide world, first to South America and then to study architecture in Copenhagen before trekking from one European city to another, curious, observant, taking in new experiences.

The globetrotting poet is a master at retracing his journey. But wherever the journey takes him, the Faroes never disappear beyond his mind’s horizon. And that quiet smile Gunnar brings to all his writings permeates these travel memoirs as well.
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About the author Gunnar Hoydal

is born in 1941 and is an architect. Since 1964, he has written poetry, songs and other kinds of literature. He has translated several literary works into Faroese and has also written specialist literature, especially on Faroese art and artists. In 1969 he won the Nordic architecture competition for a project on the old town in Tórshavn. Since 1997 he has worked full-time as an author, translator and consultant.

He published Í Havsins Hjarta (The Heart of the Sea) in 2007. The book has been translated into Danish and was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Price in 2009.

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