Dorrit Willumsen

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Dorrit Willumsen (born 31 August 1940 in Nørrebro, Copenhagen) is a Danish writer. She made her literary debut in 1965 with the short story collection Knagen.

She was awarded the Danish Critics Prize for Literature in 1983.[1] In 1995 she was awarded the Søren Gyldendal Prize. In 1997 she was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for the novel Bang: en roman om Herman Bang.[2] She married the playwright Jess Ørnsbo in 1963, and their son Tore Ørnsbo (1970-) is also a writer.

Works[edit]

  • 1965 Knagen, short stories
  • 1967 Stranden, novel
  • 1968 Da, novel
  • 1970 The, krydderi, acryl, salær, græshopper, novel
  • 1973 Modellen Coppelia, short stories
  • 1974 En værtindes smil
  • 1976 Kontakter, poetry
  • 1976 Neonhaven, novel
  • 1978 Hvis det virkelig var en film, short stories
    • translated as If it Really Were a Film (1982)
  • 1978 Den usynlige skønhed, poetry
  • 1980 Danske fortællinger, short stories
  • 1980 Manden som påskud
  • 1982 Programmeret til kærlighed
  • 1983 Umage par, poetry
  • 1984 Marie: en novel om Marie Tussauds liv
    • translated by Patricia Crampton as Marie: a novel about the life of Madame Tussaud (1986)
  • 1985 Caroline, play
  • 1988 Suk hjerte, novel
  • 1989 Glemslens forår, short stories
  • 1995 Klædt i purpur, historical novel
  • 1997 Bang: en novel om Herman Bang
  • 1997 De kattens feriedage, humour
  • 2000 Koras stemme, novel
  • 2001 Tøs: et hundeliv
  • 2003 Bruden fra Gent, novel
  • 2005 Den dag jeg blev Honey

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