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Peter Høeg

Denmark (1957 - )

Peter Høeg is a celebrated Danish writer of fiction. He received a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Copenhagen in 1984. Before becoming a writer, he lived a very varied life -- from working on ships to being a ballet dancer (in addition to fencing and mountaineering) -- experiences he uses in his novels. He lives in Copenhagen with his daughters.

Dilys Awards Best Book winner (1994) : Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1994) : Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow

Peter Høeg recommends
The Great Longing
The Great Longing (1995)
Marcel Möring
"A desperate and powerful vision of love."

Snow Angels (2009)
(Inspector Vaara, book 1)
James Thompson
"Fast, brutal, yet told with a sort of laid-back calm."

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