Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs

Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs

1974 – ...

Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs (born 1974) is a Faroese novelist, poet and playwright.
She is the author of elleven works in different genres. Among these are her two collections of poems: “Rót Tripp” (2012) and “Opna” (2016). Her stageplay “Tóm Rúm” premiered on the Faroese national scene in 2014, and in 2016 the play was chosen to be a part of the Nordic Drama Train. Her novel "Skriva í sandin" is a contemporary book for young adults, taking place in Kjelnæs's hometown of Tórshavn.
She cooperated with singer Eivør Pálsdóttir and DR Big Band on the musical composition “At the Heart of a Selkie,”
Her latest work is the novel "Óendaliga vera" published in 2016, and the script for the film "Dreams by the sea" directed by Sakaris Stórá released in 2017.
Marjun has been nominated for and has received both national and international awards, and some of her work has been translated into the other Nordic languages, as well as into English, German and French.