Jens Christian Grøndahl was born in 1959 in Copenhagen. After studying philosophy, he was trained as a film director at The National Danish Film School. His first novel was published in 1985. He is the author of nineteen novels, seven volumes of essays and three children’s books. Several novels of his have been shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize, the Prix Médici Étranger and the Prix Fémina Étranger. His novels in English translation include Silence in October, Lucca, Virginia and An Altered Light. He lives in Copenhagen with his wife and two daughters.
Jens Christian Grøndahl