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Carsten Jensen

Carsten Jensen

Carsten Jensen was born in 1952, Marstal, Denmark. He first earned recognition as a literary critic for the Copenhagen daily, Politiken. His novels, including I Have Seen the World Begin (1996), deal with knowledge of the world. For this novel he won De Gyldne Laurbær, the most important literature award in Denmark. Jensen's latest work, Vi, de druknede (We, the Drowned), a chronicle about the birth of modern Denmark, seen through the history of his hometown Marstal. In 2009 he was awarded the Olof Palme Prize. In 2012 he was awarded the Søren Gyldendal Prize. Vi, de druknede's Turkish edition was published by Dedalus in 2016