Carsten Jensen

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Jensen at the 2010 Oslo Book Festival

Carsten Jensen (born 24 July 1952, Marstal, Denmark[1]) is a Danish author and political columnist. He first earned recognition as a literary critic for the Copenhagen daily, Politiken. His novels, including I Have Seen the World Begin (1996), deal with knowledge of the world. For this novel he won the Danish booksellers award De Gyldne Laurbær (The Golden Laurel) in 1996.[2] Jensen's latest work (2006) is the novel Vi, de druknede (We, the Drowned), a chronicle about the birth of modern Denmark, seen through the history of his hometown Marstal.

In 2009 he was awarded the Olof Palme Prize. In 2012 he was awarded the Søren Gyldendal Prize.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Salg, klasse og død, 1975
  • Sjælen sidder i øjet, 1985
  • På en mørkeræd klode, 1986
  • Souveniers fra 80'erne, 1988
  • Kannibalernes nadver, 1988
  • Jorden i munden, 1991
  • Af en astmatisk kritikers bekendelser, 1992
  • Forsømmelsernes bog, 1993
  • Jeg har set verden begynde, 1996
  • Jeg har hørt et stjerneskud, 1997
  • År to & tre, 1999
  • Oprøret mod tyngdeloven, 2001
  • Jorden rundt (2003)
  • Livet i Camp Eden (2004)
  • Det glemte folk – en rejse i Burmas grænseland (2004)
  • Vi, de druknede (2006)
  • Sidste rejse (2007)
  • Vi sejlede bare – virkeligheden bag Vi, de druknede (2009)
  • Ud (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carsten Jensen Denstoredanske
  2. ^ Denstoredanske De Gyldne Laurbær
  3. ^ Litteraturpriser.dk

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