PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Jørgen-Frantz Jacobsen (1900-1938) spent his early childhood in his native Faroe Islands, then proceeding to high school and university in Denmark. He worked as a journalist for the newspaper Politiken, but in 1922 fell prey to the tuberculosis that led to his early death.
He worked to the very end, and while Barbara was his only novel, it was preceded by a work entitled The Faroes, Nature and People, which has the dual quality of being informative and a work of considerable beauty. Although written in Danish, his work is intensely Faroese.