I am 39 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, a non fiction book about schizophrenia and the YA-novel WHAT NO ONE KNOWS. At the end of last year, my new novel BLUE NOTES was released in Denmark by my publisher Lindhardt & Ringhof. The main theme is grief, and as always there is lots of psychology, difficult relationships and an existential question or two to be answered.
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 more than 25 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. Buy your own copy HERE.
To my great joy, L’ora di Agathe, as the book is called in Italy, was lucky enough to win the Scrivere per Amore literary prize 2019.
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“In this debut novel, there is a delicate sensibility reminiscent of Emmanuel Bove.”