Fiction

The Book of Mistakes

/Fejltagelsernes bog

Novel /Roman – published February 2017 by publishers Lindhardt og Ringhof.

Foreign rights sold to Azerbaijan, Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Czech Republic.

For more information please feel free to contact my agent at Copenhagen Literary Agency

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The Passion of the Papaya

/ Papayapassionen

Novel / Roman 1987

Lænker” er navnet på en ny opera med musik af Svend Hvidtfeldt Nielsen.Den er skabt frit efter min debutroman “Papayapassionen” fra 1987 og havde premiere på Aarhus Sommeropera d.27/8 2016.

 

 

The bookcover which I absolutely hatedSYNOPSIS

In Danish newspaper Politiken on November 4. 1984 this short paragraph could be read on the front page:

Chained to a tree for 17 years. The police in Venezuela liberated a 21 year old man friday, who had been chained to a tree for 17 years of his life. According to sources in the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, the young mal-nourished man was immediately sent to a hospital to recuperate. As a 4 year old he was put in the care of his grandmother who felt she wasn’t able to handle him.”

REVIEWS

“Impressive danish first novel. …a terrifically good story, done with convincing skill….” Poul Borum, Ekstra Bladet 25/11 1987

“There is something differently courageous and wonderfully ambitious about the first novel of 22 year old Sanne Bjerg.” Carsten Jensen, Det Fri Aktuelt 3/12 1987

“The book is exceedingly well-written, and people as well as nature are as vivid as if we were circling around this papaya-tree ourselves.”Annelise Vestergaard, Jyllandsposten, november 1987

FACTS

Language:
Danish

Pages:
214

Publisher:
Vega (Tellerup)

Synopsis
In Danish newspaper Politiken on November 4. 1984 this short paragraph could be read on the front page:

Chained to a tree for 17 years
The police in Venezuela liberated a 21 year old man friday, who had been chained to a tree for 17 years of his life. According to sources in the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, the young mal-nourished man was immediately sent to a hospital to recuperate. As a 4 year old he was put in the care of his grandmother who felt she wasn’t able to handle him.
Reviews
“Impressive danish first novel. …a terrifically good story, done with convincing skill….” Poul Borum, Ekstra Bladet 25/11 1987“There is something differently courageous and wonderfully ambitious about the first novel of 22 year old Sanne Bjerg.” Carsten Jensen, Det Fri Aktuelt 3/12 1987“The book is exceedingly wel-written, and people as well as nature are as vivid as if we were circling around this papaya-tree ourselves.”Annelise Vestergaard, Jyllandsposten, november 1987