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Bárður Oskarsson
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Bárður Oskarsson
Born (1972-07-18) July 18, 1972 (age 50)
Nationality Faroese
Occupation
Years active 1992–present
Notable work
Ein hundur ein ketta og ein mús

Bárður Oskarsson (born 18 July 1972 in Tórshavn) is a Faroese children's writer, illustrator and artist, who has won several literary awards. His books have been translated into Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, French, German and Czech.

Biography

He started to draw when he was a child and got some of his drawings published in the Faroese children's magazine Barnablaðið. The first book he illustrated was his grandfather's (Oskar Hermannsson's) children's book "Undir tussafjøllum". After illustrating other authors' books for some years, he published his own book, where he was both writer and illustrator, in 2004. This was the children's book "Ein hundur ein ketta og ein mús" (A dog, a cat and a mouse), which was later published in French (2006), Icelandic (2007), Danish (2008) and Norwegian (2013). Oskarsson has received Faroese, Nordic and German awards for his children's books. He currently lives in Denmark, where he was trained in the art school "Skolen for Billedkunst" 1992–93.

Art exhibitions

Art exhibitions which Bárður Oskarsson participated either by himself and together with others:

  • Listasavn Føroya, Tórshavn, FO, 2013
  • North Atlantic House, Copenhagen, DK, 2013
  • Stefansonshús, FO, 2013
  • Gallery Focus, FO, 2012
  • My Imaginary Library, Europe, 2007
  • Christiania, Copenhagen, DK, 2006
  • Leikalund, FO, 2006
  • Cafe Jonas, DK, 2005
  • North Atlantic House, Copenhagen, DK, 2005
  • Smiðjan í Lítluvík, Tórshavn, FO, 2004
  • Føroyahúsið (The Faroese House in Copenhagen), DK, 2003
  • Smiðjan í Lítluvík, FO, 2002

Awards and nominations

  • 2006 - White Raven of The international children`s digital library, Special Mention, for the book Ein hundur, ein ketta og ein mús (English title: A dog, a cat, and a mouse)
  • Grunnur Torvald Poulsens, 2005 (scholarship)
  • 2006 - West Nordic Council's Children and Youth Literature Prize
  • 2007 - Barnabókaheiðursløn Tórshavnar býráðs
  • 2013 - White Raven of The international children's digital library for the book Stríðið um tað góða grasið (English title: The quarrel over the good grass)
  • 2013 - Der LUCHS-Preis für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur nr. 322 for "Das platte kaninchen", November, 2013.
  • 2014 - Nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize for the book Flata kaninin
  • 2015 - Received a one-year working grant from Mentanargrunnur Landsins (from the Faroese Ministry of Culture).
  • 2016 - Nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize for the book Stríðið um tað góða grasið
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