Dorthe Nors is one of the most original voices of contemporary Danish letters. She has written a celebrated short story collection, Karate Chop, as well as one novella and five novels, including the most recent: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (2016), which has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017.

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Nors’s short stories have appeared in countless publications, including Harper’s MagazineBoston Review,  AGNI, and Guernica. She is the first Danish writer to ever have a story published in The New Yorker.

Dorthe Nors is one of the new authors, who has eternity on her side.
WEEKENDAVISEN (DENMARK)

In 2011, she was awarded the Danish Arts Agency’s Three Year Grant for “her unusual and extraordinary talent.” In 2014, her story collection Karate Chop won the prestigious P.O. Enquist Literary Prize. Nors’s latest novel, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, was published to rave reviews in 2016.

In April 2017, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. The winner of the 2017 prize will be announced on June 14th.

Dorthe Nors knows how to capture the smallest moments and sculpt them into the unforgettable.
OPRAH (USA)

Dorthe Nors was born in 1970 in Herning, Denmark and currently lives in Jutland. Nors holds a degree in literature and art history from the University of Aarhus. In addition to her celebrated short story collection, Karate Chop (Kantslag, 2008), she has published one novella and five novels, including the most recent: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (Spejl, skulder, blink, 2016).

Nors’s short stories have appeared in countless publications, including Harper’s MagazineBoston ReviewAGNI, and Guernica.She is the first Danish writer to ever have a story published in The New Yorker.

In 2011, she was awarded the Danish Arts Agency’s Three Year Grant for “her unusual and extraordinary talent.” In 2014, her story collection Karate Chop won the prestigious P.O. Enquist Literary Prize.

Nors’s latest novel, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, was published to rave reviews in 2016 and in March 2017, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. The winner of the 2017 prize will be announced on June 14th.

Dorthe Nors is truly a name to remember and I eagerly await the chance to acquaint myself with an authorship that is sure to count among the few that are truly urgent and lasting.
Norrköpings Tidningar (Sweden)
  • Photo by Kirsten Klein

  • Photo by Kirsten Klein

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  • Photo by Agnete Schlichtkrull

  • Photo by Agnete Schlichtkrull

  • Photo by Agnete Schlichtkrull