• Denmark

Graduating in mathematics and physics, also from the Danish Writer’s Academy, Kristian’s first novel The Window of the Fish (Fiskens vindue) was published in 2004 soon after graduating, impressing critics with its inventive language, dark humour and depiction of everyday strangeness. Followed in 2008 by The Storm in 99 (Stormen in 99), set in an ordinary workplace which becomes the location of some bizarre power games and absurd events. His next novel Death Drives an Audi (Døden kører Audi) won him the European Union Prize for literature and is his first novel translated into English.  

FEATURED BOOK: Death Drives an Audi. Tr. Caroline Waight, Parthian Books, 2021. Borrowing heavily from the traditional road movie idea, this absurdly humorous novel is a satire on the Danish welfare state, as its characters take a road trip through Europe to Morocco in search of a healer.