IDA JESSEN IS widely considered to be the master of psychological realism in contemporary Danish fiction. Having made her debut with the short-story collection Under Stone in 1989, Jessen’s breakthrough came with the Hvium trilogy: The One Who’s Lying; 2001, The First Thing I Think Of; 2006, and The Children; 2009. The latter earned her the Booksellers Prize, The Golden Laurels, and a nomination for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. Her short story collection, Postcard to Annie; 2013 earned her another nomination for the Nordic Council Prize.
IN 2017 JESSEN was awarded the Critics’ Choice Award for The Anagrams of Doctor Bagge, a follow-up to her critically acclaimed novel A New Time.
THE AUTHOR ALSO translates the works of Alice Munro and Marilynne Robinson, amongst others. She is presently working on a translation of Norwegian author Sigrid Undset into Danish. Her latest novel The Bastard has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Mads Mikkelsen and can be seen in movie theatres this fall.