Beinir Bergsson

Beinir Bergsson was born in Torshavn in 1997 and raised in Sorvagur, a village on the westernmost island of the Faroe Islands. Growing up near the sea and the mountains of his remote country, in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, he shaped his personality in various ways. From an early age he wrote to express the feelings caused by the death of his father. Initially he turned to poetry, but later experimented with other forms of expression (eg drawing, painting). Seven years later, at the age of twenty, he published the poetry collection The Little Boy and the Skeleton (2017), on the subject of death and how a child, a teenager and finally an adult experience it. Since then he frequently publishes his poems and texts in the literary magazines Varðin and Vencil, while his poetry collection is already available in Icelandic and Greek. In 2018 he received the Ebbavirðislønin Award (EBBA-award) for Best New Writer. This is one of the most significant literary awards of the Feroe Islands, which took its name from the famous and award-winning Feroese writer and translator Ebba Hentze (1930-2015) and is given by the Association of Writers of the Faroe Islands.

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