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Janne Teller (1964), Danish novelist of Austrian-German family background. Her literature that also includes essays and short stories, has received numerous literary grants and awards, and is today translated into a total of 25 languages. Her philosophical and controversial books often spark heated debate.
Since her 1999 debut novel, the acclaimed modern Nordic saga Odin's Island about political and religious fanaticism, she has published several best-selling and award winning novels. Nothing, Teller's existential novel for young adults, is the winner of the Best Children's Book Prize from the Danish Cultural Ministry, Le Prix Libbylit 2008 for best novel for children in the French-speaking world, as well as in the US the 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Award and the Mildred Batchelder Honor Award. Among her other novels are Europa, all that you lack (Gyldendal 2004) about the significance of history in war and love set in the 1990s Balkans, as well as Come (Gyldendal 2008), a brief and intense existential novel about ethics in art and modern life.
In the autum 2013, her new collection of stories 'Everything' (Alles) was published with German world premiere. And the new novella 'African Roads' was published in Denmark.
Originally educated as a macro economist, Janne Teller has lived and worked with humanitarian and conflict resolution matters in places as diverse as Tanzania, Mozambique and Bangladesh. In 1995, she left her professional career with the United Nations to concentrate fully on her literature. She has lived and worked all over the world.
Today, she resides in New York, and partly also in Berlin. She often participates in the public debate in Denmark, Germany and other countries.
* ALT, a short story collection is published in Denmark, December 2013 (Dansklærerforeningens Forlag).
* AFRIKANSKE VEJE, published in October 2013 in Denmark, (Brøndums Forlag)
* ALLES, published in Germany (Hanser Verlag), september 2013.