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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.
 
Awards
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
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The Great Longing (1995)
Marcel Möring
"A desperate and powerful vision of love."
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Snow Angels (2009)
(Inspector Vaara, book 1)
James Thompson
"Fast, brutal, yet told with a sort of laid-back calm."

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