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List of notable or famous novelists from Denmark, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Denmark and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Denmark. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Danish novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Denmark is included when available.

People include everything from Søren Kierkegaard to Hans Christian Andersen.

This historic novelists from Denmark list can help answer the questions "Who are some Danish novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Denmark?" These prominent novelists of Denmark may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Danish novelists.

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Anders Westenholz in Copenhagen was a Danish psychologist and writer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1936-2010)

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Carsten Nagel is a Danish author of 12 published books, including novels and short story collections, plus a feature-length film, short film and a play to his credit. Nagel has been described as a Nordic mix of Jean Genet and Henry Miller. His writing is known for its sparkling language, where pain and joy are natural twins. Although his books often have a serious existential focus, a devilish sense of humor is perhaps his most well-known trademark. Besides being a prolific writer, Carsten Nagel is a clinical psychologist, working with refugees who have suffered trauma and torture. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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Cecil Bødker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Denmark
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Cecil Bødker is a Danish writer and poet, most famous for young-adult fiction books about the character "Silas". For her "lasting contribution to children's literature" she received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Writing in 1976. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 91

Birthplace: Fredericia, Denmark

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Dan Turèll is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Denmark
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Dan Turèll, affectionately nicknamed "Onkel Danny", was a popular Danish writer with notable influence on Danish literature. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 47 (1946-1993)

Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

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