Dorthe Nors

Meet the Author

DORTHE NORS (1970) is a Danish writer and translator. Since her debut novel Soul came out in 2001, she has published four more novels, a collection of short stories and a book of poetry. She made her international breakthrough with the short story collection Kantslag from 2008, which has been translated to English and Swedish. Kantslag was published as Karate Chop in the United States in 2014 and in the same year, Nors was awarded the P.O. Enquist Literary Prize.

Dorthe Nors’ latest novel Spejl, skulder, blink was published in 2016. It is a novel about loneliness and how difficult it can be to move to a big city without having a proper network to rely on, about strained family relations and perhaps also about dreaming back to something that no longer exists.

The moderator is Gísli Magnússon, lecturer in Danish at the University of Iceland, and the interview will be held in Danish.