Thorkild Hansen

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Thorkild Hansen (9 January 1927 – 4 February 1989) was a Danish novelist known for his Slave Trilogy. He also wrote books about Knut Hamsun and volumes of travel writing. In 1971 he won the Nordic Council's Literature Prize.[1] He is known as one of the most read novelists in Danish literature. He died prematurely during a voyage in the Caribbean.[2]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ Michigan State University author bio Archived 2007-05-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Biografie (Den Store Danske)
  3. ^ Also published in English as North West to Hudson's Bay: The Life and Times of Jens Munk