Agnar Artúvertin was born in 1979 in Thorshavn, in the Faroe Islands. He is a writer, poet, publisher and translator, and member of three Scandinavian Writers' Associations. His poems, short stories, translations and reviews have been printed in many Faroese and Danish literary magazines and journals. He is a prolific and innovative writer and has written more than 100 short stories. His story 'The Dog', in particular, has become popular. In 2004, he published his first book, a miscellany of poems, articles, stories and translations, and a rhyming, political satire of 400 verses, entitled 'Føroyatraga, ein sera støkkin og óskipað rannsókn inn í mentávald og onnur úrvald smáverk', [The Faroese Tragedy, A Highly Unstructured Treatise on 'Cult-Imp' and Other Works]. ('Cult-Imp' means 'Cultural Imperialism'.) Since then, he has published five more books in five years. The collection of poems Jahve kemur aftur [Yahweh Comes Back] created a scandal in the Faroe Islands when it appeared in 2009, due to its revolutionising and ground-breaking content. In the same year, his first collection of short stories appeared, with a strong surrealistic element, entitled Revapassarin og aðrar søgur [The Fox Raiser and Other Stories]. His translations include: Sappho, tales from The Arabian Nights, Blake, Pushkin, Poe, Kafka, Lewis Carroll, Maupassant, Aleksandr Blok, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Johan Harstad, Einar Andreas Lund, Olga Markelova, Kim Simonsen and Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl.