Literary interview series

Dorthe Nors: Mirror, Shoulder, Blink – interview with the author

This short novel is full of humor and depth. Through the classic motif of a female protagonist having difficulty learning how to drive a car and getting her driver´s license, the book deals with Sonja finding a place in the world.

Reading this book, you laugh while having a pit in your stomach. Nors addresses topics such as lineless, feeling awkward, and how to be ok with holding values that most of society does not share such as feeling that living in an urban is the right way to live.

Nors masterfully touches on existential challenges in a way that makes you laugh while wanting to cry a little bit.

I hope you enjoy this interview :-):

Carsten Jensen: We, The Drowned – interview with the author

We, The Drowned has it all: wars, erotic entanglements, death, sorrow, loneliness, perspectives from a small, rural town and from large cities around the world.

The story takes place from 1848-1945, a period where Denmark´s role as a sea fearing nation was internationally renowned. The reader follows 4 generations of seamen and the women, mothers and wives, surrounding them.

Carsten Jensen is a writer, a literary critic, an essayist, and a political columnist. Since his debut in 1975, he has published 23 works of literature. We, The Drowned has been translated to more than 24 languages.

I hope you enjoy the interview 🙂

Karen Blixen: Babette´s Feast – interview with Kristian Ditlev Jensen

In this interview, I talk to Kristian Ditlev Jensen, price winning Danish writer, literary critic and food critic, and ordained pastor about Isak Dinesen´s (Karen Blixen´s) novella, Babette´s Feast.

This interview series aim at promoting Danish literature in English translation. Writers and literary experts are invited to participate in interviews and discussions.

You can watch the interviews without any prior knowledge. However, we invite you to join our new virtual Nationwide Danish Book Club where we read and discuss Danish literature in translation.

Thank you to the ScanDesign Foundation, Museum of Danish America, Northwest Danish Association, National Foundation for Danish America, National Nordic Museum, American-Scandinavian Foundation, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Department. – and of course a huge thank you to Kristian Ditlev Jensen.

I hope you enjoy the interview 🙂

Helle Helle: This Should be Written in the Present Tense – with Claus Elholm Andersen

I am happy to introduce the first interview in a new series aimed at promoting Danish literature in English translation. Writers and literary experts are invited to participate in interviews and discussions.

You can watch the interviews without any prior knowledge. However, we invite you to join our new virtual Nationwide Danish Book Club where we read and discuss Danish literature in translation.

Thank you to the ScanDesign Foundation, Museum of Danish America, Northwest Danish Association, National Foundation for Danish America, National Nordic Museum, American-Scandinavian Foundation, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Department. – and of course a huge thank you to Dr. Claus Elholm Andersen

I hope you enjoy the interview 🙂

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