Janne Teller

Janne Teller is a critically acclaimed Danish novelist of Austrian-German family background.  

Her literature, that also includes short stories and essays, and always circles around existential and ethical questions of life and civilization, often sparks controversial debate. She has written five novels, including the contemporary Nordic saga about religious and political fanaticism, Odin’s Island (1999), the existential young adult novel Nothing that after initially being banned, is today an international bestseller and by many critics already considered a neo-classic; Europa, all that you lack about European identity and the binds of history in love and war; and Come about ethics in art and modern competition driven life. Iin 2013 she published the novella African Roads and the short story collection Everything.

Janne Teller was a member of the board of Danish PEN, the board of the Danish Fiction Writers’ Associat

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