I have just turned 35, live in Copenhagen and work part time as a writer, part time as a psychologist. As you can imagine, the psycho-part is hard to get rid of and shows itself as a special interest in the inner lives of my characters. I do my best to portray some of the complexity of life and often seem to be writing about people who struggle to find their place in the world and relate to the people around them. As Sartre put it, hell is other people - sometimes, anyway.
So far, I have published two poetry collections, my debut novel Agathe and a non fiction book about schizophrenia. I am working hard to finish my next novel, a story for young adults, which will be published some time in the beginning of next year.
My debut novel
Agathe was published here in Denmark in 2017 and the rights have been sold to 17 territories around the world so far. It is a small book with a big story about the human condition featuring a 72 year old French psychiatrist on the verge of his long awaited retirement. In enters Agathe, and soon the doctor's life begins to change.
"Very rarely do we come across a debut novel so full of flair and grace and that inspires such enthusiasm between various readers inside our publishing house. Agathe is a classic novel, timeless, full of beauty and with an incredibly subtle attention to detail."
Editorial Anagrama, Spain
“I'm so HAPPY I read this book! It is classic and beautiful – and big. There is a whole world within this little novel. It makes me think about how strange and wonderful life is; what it is to be a human being. Philosophical and uplifting. In other words a perfect combination.”
"This is an elegant breath of fresh and clean air in confusing times; a beautiful story about two lonely people finding something that makes life worth living. Its simplicity is deceptive, as it goes with great literature. Sad yet hopeful, delicate yet powerful, imaginative yet real."
Signatuur, the Netherlands
"I felt right away that Agathe is a very special book. A short dense text that contains so much more than you think when you first see the book. The text is both fun and thoughtful. One of those books that does not let go of you even after putting it down. It just grows. I fell in love."