Kirsten Thorup, a Danish author, was born in Funen, Denmark, in 1942 and now lives in Copenhagen. She is the author of three poetry collections, a volume of short stories, and three novels including Baby which has been translated into English. She has also written for films, television, and radio. Her novel, Den lange sommer, was published in Denmark in 1979.
- 1974 - Otto Gelsted Prize
- 1996 - Tagea Brandts Rejselegat
- 2000 - Grand Prize of the Danish Academy
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