I am 36 years old, 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 others around them. As Sartre put it, hell is other people – sometimes, anyway.
So far, I have written two poetry collections, my debut novel AGATHE and a non fiction book about schizophrenia. And finally, my first YA-novel WHAT NO ONE KNOWS has just been published by Denmark’s biggest publishing house, Gyldendal. The book is called ‘moving, thought-provoking and eye opening’ by the Danish site for librarians, Litteratursiden, and among other things touches upon extremely difficult sexuality, bullying and the power of friendship.
If you want to get to know me better and hear more about my thoughts on Agathe (or Agatha, as the book is called in the UK) see this Q&A that I did with Mark Reynolds from Bookanista.
AGATHE was published here in Denmark in 2017, and the rights have been sold to just over 20 countries around the world so far. It is a small book with a big story about the human condition featuring a 71 year old French psychiatrist on the verge of his long awaited retirement. In enters Agathe, and soon the doctor’s life begins to change.
To my great joy, L’ora di Agathe, as the book is called in Italy, has just won the Scrivere per amore prize 2019.
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“In this debut novel, there is a delicate sensibility reminiscent of Emmanuel Bove.”