Herkunft: Denmark

Madame Nielsen

The Danish performer, actress, singer, and author Madame Nielsen was born in 1963 in Aarhus and subsequently baptized as Claus Beck-Nielsen. Beck-Nielsen was a guitarist and singer in the Odense band Creme X-Treme from 1984 to 1989, spent time in New York, where he was a member of the performance

Luka Holmegaard

born in 1990, studied at the Forfatterskolen writing school in Copenhagen, and completed the master’s program »Writing for Performance« at Goldsmiths, University of London. They published the novels »Emma Emma« [2015] and »Graceland« [2017]. Their third book, »Look« [2020], a hybrid of essay and novel, was nominated for the literature

Søren Ulrik Thomsen

Søren Ulrik Thomsen was born in Kalundborg, Denmark, in 1956, and spent his childhood on the Stevns peninsula, south of Copenhagen. In 1972 he moved to the Danish capital.  Ever since his debut, »City Slang« (1981), he has published five more collections of poetry, among them »Hjemfalden« (1991; Engl: Fallen)

Sabine Lemire

studied design in Copenhagen and at the École supérieure des arts appliqués Duperré in Paris. She is the author of numerous non-fiction and hobby books as well as novels, mainly for children. In 2019, she was nominated for the German Youth Literature Award for »Mira #freunde #verliebt #einjahrmeinesleben« (tr: Mira

Rasmus Bregnhøi

Rasmus Bregnhøi was born in Langerød (Fredensborg) in 1965. He studied at Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen. Since graduating in 1992, he has worked as a painter, author, and illustrator and has written and/or illustrated over a hundred children’s books. He became known in Germany through the comic series »Mira«, for

Olga Ravn

Olga Ravn, born 1986 in Copenhagen, studied at the Copenhagen Writers Academy Forfatterskolen and is now a novelist, poet, editor, and a translator for various authors, including Joan Didion.Beginning in 2008, Ravn’s poems began appearing in various Danish literary journals. In 2012, she published her debut, the poetry collection »Jeg

Naja Marie Aidt

Naja Marie Aidt was born in 1963 in Greenland, where her father worked as a teacher. In 1970, the family moved to Copenhagen. As a young teenager, Aidt became involved in the Youth League of the Communist Party of Denmark. In 1991, she published her debut volume of poetry, »Så

Mehdi Mozaffari

born in 1939 in Iran, is a political scientist. He is professor emeritus at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. Mozaffari has a doctorate in political science from the University of Paris Sorbonne-Panthéon, where he also taught for a number of years. He is a co-author and co-signatory

Louis Jensen

Louis Jensen was born in Nibe, Denmark, in 1943.  An architect and town planner by profession, Jensen has been working as a freelance writer of children’s, youth and adult literature since 1993. He made his debut in children’s and youth literature in 1983 with the short story ‘Insektmanden’ (Engl: The

Lilian Brøgger

Lilian Brøgger, born in 1950 on the island of Fanø and raised in Copenhagen, is the most important Danish illustrator to emerge since the generation of Ib Spang Olsen and Svend Otto S. With more than 100 illustrated books to her credit, she has set trends and been a main

Kim Fupz Aakeson

Kim Fupz Aakeson, born in Copenhagen in 1958, works as an illustrator and author for a wide variety of genres. After graduating from high school in 1977, he traveled through Pakistan and Afghanistan with Tvinds Rejsende Højskole, a school that seeks to provide life experiences in developing countries. Once back

Jonas Eika

Jonas Eika was born in Aarhus, Denmark in 1991. He studied at Forfatterskolen, the Danish Academy for Creative Writing, in Copenhagen. His novel »Lageret Huset Marie« (2015; tr: Marie, House, Warehouse) was adapted for the theater and received the Bodil og Jørgen Munch-Christensen’s Debutantpris, one of the most renowned Danish