Turið Sigurðardóttir and Malan Marnersdóttir

Meet the Author

This evening, the Faroe Islands’ most talented literature researchers will tell us about the islands’ exciting writers and literary history.

Turið Sigurðardóttir (1946) is a literary historian, linguist, author and translator. She holds a master’s degree in literature and a BA degree in Icelandic language and history. Sigurðardóttir teaches at the University of the Faroe Islands in literary literature and translation and researches in the Faroese literature history, including children’s literature and poetry. She is a member of the Faroese Language Council, is a member of the jury for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and she has been chairman of the Faroese Authors’ Association. Sigurðardóttir has published books and articles on Faroese writers and literary history, as well as textbooks in Icelandic. She is co-editor of a Norwegian anthology about Faroese short stories. She has also translated a large number of authors into Faroese from Icelandic, Swedish and English, including works by Halldór Laxness and Astrid Lindgren. One of her most extensive publications is the author Simun of Skarði’s works in seven volumes.

Malan Marnersdóttir (1952) is an award-winning Faroese non-fiction author and has university degrees in French and Danish. Marnersdóttir teaches Faroese and Nordic literature as well as mass communication at the Faroe Islands University, and her research area is female writers and their role in Faroese society. She has been principal at the Faroe Islands University and has written about Faroese literature and Faroese female writers for various journals, for the encyclopedia Nordic Women’s History and the literary magazine Brá, where she has been a co-editor. She has, together with Laura Joensen, written the play Logi, logi eldur mín about the Faroese writer Jóhanna Maria Skylv Hansen.