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List of famous writers from Denmark, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Denmark is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Danish writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Denmark and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Danish writers?" and "Which writers are from Denmark?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Denmark in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Denmark, but they're all of Denmark descent.

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Søren Kierkegaard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Søren Kierkegaard Died at 42 (1813-1855)

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Hans Christian Andersen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Hans Christian Andersen Died at 70 (1805-1875)

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Lars von Trier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Viggo Mortensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Dirch Passer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Dirch Passer Died at 54 (1926-1980)

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Klaus Rifbjerg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Anna Karina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Anna Karina age 77

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Jørgen Leth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Jørgen Leth age 80

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Lau Lauritzen, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Lau Lauritzen, Jr. Died at 67 (1910-1977)

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Alice O'Fredericks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Alice O'Fredericks Died at 69 (1899-1968)

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Jens Okking is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Jens Okking age 78

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Douglas Sirk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Douglas Sirk Died at 90 (1897-1987)

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Susanne Bier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Susanne Bier age 57

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Thomas Vinterberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

The Top Beers from Denmark

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Erik Balling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Erik Balling Died at 81 (1924-2005)

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Anders Thomas Jensen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Esben Storm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Esben Storm Died at 61 (1950-2011)

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Bo Christensen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Carl Theodor Dreyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Carl Theodor Dreyer Died at 79 (1889-1968)

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Nicolas Winding Refn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Lars Saabye Christensen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Bille August is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Bille August age 69

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Kim Bodnia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Kim Bodnia age 52

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Casper Christensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Peter Aalbæk Jensen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Paprika Steen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Paprika Steen age 53

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Benny Andersen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Iben Hjejle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Iben Hjejle age 46

The Best Olympic Athletes from Denmark

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Anne Linnet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Anne Linnet age 64

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Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Johannes Vilhelm Jensen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen Died at 77 (1873-1950)

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Ludvig Holberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Ludvig Holberg Died at 70 (1684-1754)

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Gabriel Axel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Gabriel Axel Died at 96 (1918-2014)

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Lone Scherfig is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Lone Scherfig age 58

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Erik Clausen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Erik Clausen age 75

The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Abraham Pais is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Abraham Pais Died at 82 (1918-2000)

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Georg Brandes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Georg Brandes Died at 85 (1842-1927)

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Leif Panduro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Leif Panduro Died at 54 (1923-1977)

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Anders Matthesen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Søren Kragh-Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Joachim Trier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Joachim Trier age 43

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Bjarne Reuter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Bjarne Reuter age 67

The Best Cheeses of Denmark

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Astrid Henning-Jensen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Astrid Henning-Jensen Died at 88 (1914-2002)

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Vivi Berens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Vivi Berens age 56

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Anders Bodelsen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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J. Christian Ingvordsen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Henning Carlsen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Henning Carlsen Died at 87 (1927-2014)

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Karen Blixen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Karen Blixen Died at 77 (1885-1962)

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Henrik Ruben Genz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark

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Asger Leth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Denmark
Asger Leth age 47