Niviaq Korneliussen

  • Denmark

Niviaq Korneliussen is 28 years old and currently living in Nuuk. She grew up in Nanortalik in South Greenland. She was an exchange student in California for a year in 2007, finished college in 2011 and started studying psychology at Aarhus University in 2014 but chose to prioritize her work as an author. Her writing started in 2013, when she was one of the 10 winners of “Allatta!”, a short storycompetition for young people in Greenland. Her winning novel is “San Francisco” in the anthology “Young in Greenland, young in the world”. Niviaq’s debut novel “HOMO sapienne”, which was written both in Greenlandic and Danish, was published in 2014 at Milik Publishing. Since then she has worked with many different cultural actors in Greenland and Denmark and spent a lot of time traveling across the Nordic region with her debut novel. Recently she worked as a playwright with a Greenlandic / Danish play about the Greenlandic man in collaboration with the National Theater in Greenland. She is currently working on her next novel “Oblivion” (working title), a story about a Greenlandic woman’s search for a feeling of home when she chooses to move away from her home country. The novel strives to define what it means to feel at home when you have never felt at home before.