Photo credit: Morten Holtum

Karen Fastrup

Photo credit: Morten Holtum

Karen Fastrup

Karen Fastrup is the author of six novels. Hunger Heart, first published in Denmark in 2018, was shortlisted for the DR’s Novel Prize. Femina Magazine named Fastrup one of the seven most remarkable women in Denmark in 2019, and the year’s “Taboo Breaker” for the awareness Hunger Heart created around mental illness. Beloved of My Twenty-seven Senses (tr. Tara Chace) was published by Book*hug Press in 2008. Fastrup has also translated more than 50 novels into Danish by such notable authors as Sally Rooney, Karl Ove Knausgård, August Strindberg, Linn Ullmann, Vigdis Hjorth and Per Petterson. Fastrup lives in Copenhagen.

Karen Fastrup is published by Book*hug Press

Photo credit: Morten Holtum

What to read

Hunger Heart by Karen Fastrup, 2022
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