Anne Fortier

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Anne Fortier
Anne Fortier
Anne Fortier at a book convention in 2007
Born Holstebro, Denmark
Occupation Writer
Language English, Danish
Education Ph.D.
Alma mater Aarhus University
Genre Historical Fiction

Anne Fortier is a Danish / Canadian writer who has lived in the US and Canada since 2002. She was born in 1971 in Holstebro to mother Birgit Malling Eriksen.[1] Fortier submitted her first manuscript for publication at the age of 13.[2] Since then, she has written the novels Hyrder på bjerget (in Danish, 2005),Juliet (in English, 2010), Julie (co-written with Nina Bolt in Danish, 2013), Amazonerne's Ring (in Danish, 2013) and The Lost Sisterhood (in English, 2014).[3][4]

The novel Juliet takes place in Siena (Sienna) in Italy and is based on the story of Romeo and Juliet. The novel was a New York Times Bestseller. A Juliet film is currently in production by Paramount/Montecito and director James Mangold.

Fortier also co-produced the Emmy Award–winning documentary Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia.[5]

Fortier holds a Ph.D. in the History of Ideas from Aarhus University, Denmark. During her studies she spent two terms at Corpus Christi College, Oxford as an Associate Graduate Member.


  1. ^ Anne Fortier website retrieved 31 March 2018
  2. ^ Clark, Natasha (24 August 2010). "Q & A with Anne Fortier". Elle Magazine. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Review of Anne Fortier's novel "Juliet," a riff on "Romeo and Juliet"". The Washington Post. 4 September 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Ferris, Amanda. "The Lost Sisterhood". Absolute Magazine. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Gillespie, Nick; Winkler, Amanda (March 22, 2014). "Throwing Down with The Lost Sisterhood: Amazons, Academics, and Adventure". Reason TV. Reason Foundation. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 

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