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Helle Helle

Danish short story writer and novelist

1965   -  

country of citizenship: Denmark
languages spoken, written or signed: Danish
educated at: University of Copenhagen
occupation: writer, novelist
award received: Per Olov Enquist Prize, De Gyldne Laurbær, Grand Prize of the Danish Academy, Statens Kunstfonds hædersydelse, Danish Critics Prize for Literature, Beatrice Prize, Holberg Medal, Montanas Litteraturpris

Helle Helle (born 1965 as Helle Olsen but later named Helle Krogh Hansen) is a widely translated Danish short story writer and novelist. Basing her stories on episodes in the lives of ordinary people, she gained fame in 2005 with her novel Rødby-Puttgarden. Now considered to be one of the most outstanding authors of contemporary Danish literature, since her novel This Should be Written in the Present Tense was published in English in 2014, she has also been acclaimed by American and British reviewers.
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