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Authors: Gunnar Hoydal
Categories: Novels
Origin country: Faroe Islands
Making up: Sonja Kjølbro
ISBN: 978-99918-73-26-8
Date of publication : 5. November 2012
Pages: 306

Undir suðurstjørnum

Gunnar Hoydal

The father brings the family with him from the Faroe Islands to South America, where he is to work for the UN for a few years. When all grown up, the children travel back, and this rekindles forgotten memories and unalterable truths.

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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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