Dy Plambeck (1980) graduated from Forfatterskolen in Copenhagen in 2004 and debuted with the poetry collection Buresø Stories in 2005. With her acute sense of language and rare worldliness, Dy Plambeck is one of the most influential literary writers in Denmark today.

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Dy Plambeck’s authorship is irresistible in its originality, arresting in its vaulting ambition and delightful in its exacting prose.

In 2005 Dy Plambeck made her debut with the collection of poems Buresø Stories (Buresø-fortællinger) which rocketed her onto the Danish literary scene, and for which she was awarded the Klaus Rifbjerg Debut Prize for Poetry and the Danish government’s three-year grant.

Through her writing, Dy turns the spotlight on the warped existences and lost souls of provincial Denmark, bringing to life their existence in a clear voice full of charm, yet unafraid of pain and darkness. Dy’s approach to her characters is both thoughtful and empathic, humorous and entertaining, disturbingly wild and exhilarating.

Since her debut, Plambeck’s critically acclaimed subsequent novels Texas Rose (2008), Godfather (Gudfar, 2011) and Mikael (2014) have depicted every imaginable corner of the human mind, raising questions of how multi-faceted life can be, and how we at all times are the sum of the people and places that characterize us.

In her bestselling latest novel, To My Sister (Til min søster, 2019), these themes were again manifested, and she was awarded the prestigious Politiken’s Literary Prize and shortlisted for many more. A fan-bearer of literature, otherness, and feminism, she is also a contributing writer to the cultural column “Modern People” in the major newspaper Politiken. With her acute sense of language and rare worldliness, Dy Plambeck is one of Denmark’s most influential contemporary literary writers.

Dy Plambeck (1980) graduated from Forfatterskolen in Copenhagen in 2004 and debuted with the poetry collection Buresø Stories in 2005. For Buresø Stories she received the Danish Academy’s Debut Award and the Danish Government’s three-year grant in 2006. Since then, Plambeck has written the awarded and bestselling novels Texas Rose (2008), Godfather (2011), and Mikael (2014). Her most recent novel, To My Sister (2019), was awarded one of the most prestigious literary awards in Denmark, Politiken’s Literature Prize in 2020, and was shortlisted for several others.

  • Photo by (c) Les Kaner

  • Photo by (c) Les Kaner

  • Photo by (c) Les Kaner