country of citizenship:
language of expression: Danish
occupation: screenwriter, author, writer, poet
award received: Danish Critics Prize for Literature, Søren Gyldendal Prize, Danish Literature Prize for Women, Grand Prize of the Danish Academy, Otto Gelsted Prize, De Gyldne Laurbær, Nordic Council's Literature Prize
Kirsten Thorup, a Danish author, was born in Gelsted, Funen, Denmark in 1942 and now lives in Copenhagen. She is the author of three poetry collections, a volume of short stories, and three novels including Baby which has been translated into English. She has also written for films, television, and radio. Her novel, Den lange sommer, was published in Denmark in 1979.
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