Vónbjørt VANG

Vónbjørt Vang (1974) is a writer, academic, librarian and chair of the Faroese Writers Union (Rithøvundafelag Føroya). She has had short stories and poems published in a variety of journals and anthologies. She first published her own volume of poetry in 2011 entiteld Millumlendingar (“Stopovers”).  In Vónbjørt Vang’s latest collection, Djúpini (“The Depths”), published in 2017, her lyrical prose poems span 24 hours, from sunrise to sunset, and depict the cycle of nature and life. The recurrent theme is decline and death - the experience of being close to people who are growing old and dying, and how it is to embrace the fall. Despite the rather dispiriting subject, Vonbjørt Vang’s poems give expression to the great light and beauty of death. Djúpini is published by Eksil and the cover and illustrations are by Lena Nicolajsen. 

  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • MuntPunt
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Commission européenne
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity