Danish Women Writers

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Throughout history, there have been many Danish women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Danish female writers such as Camilla Dallerup, Karen Blixen, Anna Karina, Renée Simonsen, Isak Dinesen.
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Sandi Toksvig
(Danish-British Author Best Known for Hosting 'The News Quiz' on 'BBC Radio 4')
Sandi Toksvig
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Birthdate: May 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sandi Toksvig is best known as the host of shows such as News Quiz, QI, and The Great British Bake Off. The Women's Equality Party co-founder is also a lesbian icon and has written several children’s and adult books and plays. She hosted a motivational podcast during the COVID-19 lockdown. 
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Karen Blixen
(Danish Writer Best Known for Her Works: 'Out of Africa' and 'Seven Gothic Tales')
Karen Blixen
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Birthdate: April 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rungsted, Denmark
Died: September 7, 1962

Danish author Karen Blixen is best known for her memoir Out of Africa, in which she shared her experiences of living in Kenya for a few years. She was popular across Europe and wrote under several pen names. She was awarded the Danish Holberg Medal in 1949. She was shortlisted several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. 

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Camilla Dallerup
(Ballroom Dancer, Writer)
Camilla Dallerup
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Birthdate: April 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aalborg, Denmark

Camilla Dallerup is a Danish ballroom dancer, author, hypnotherapist, and life coach. She is best known for winning the popular British television dance show,Strictly Come Dancing, in 2008. A meditation teacher and hypnotherapist, Camilla Dallerup has established her own coaching center called Zenme. She has also authored a couple of self-help books.

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Sigrid Undset
(Novelist)
Sigrid Undset
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Birthdate: May 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kalundborg, Denmark
Died: June 10, 1949

Sigrid Undset was a Norwegian novelist best remembered for her trilogy of historical novels, Kristin Lavransdatter. In 1928, she was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize for literature, which she donated on 25 January 1940 in order to support the Finnish war effort during the Second World War. A crater on Venus is named in her honor.

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Renée Simonsen
(Writer, Former supermodel who was one of the most successful models in the world during the 1980s)
Renée Simonsen
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Birthdate: May 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark

Initially a supermarket cashier, Renée Simonsen was 15 when she was discovered by the modeling industry. She later won the Face of the ’80s modeling contest. The 5-time Vogue cover girl also boasts of a psychology degree and has penned several books, including an adult novel.

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Tove Ditlevsen
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Birthdate: December 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 7, 1976
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Regine Olsen
(Writer)
Regine Olsen
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Birthdate: January 23, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 18, 1904
Else Holmelund Minarik
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Birthdate: September 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fredericia, Denmark
Died: July 12, 2012
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Widad Akrawi
(human rights activist)
Widad Akrawi
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Aqrah
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Janne Teller
(Writer)
Janne Teller
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Birthdate: April 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Janne Teller is a Danish writer of Austrian–German descent. Professionally qualified as a macroeconomist, she previously used to work for the United Nations and the European Union. She eventually quit her economics career to pursue a full-time writing career. She is credited with having revolutionized the young adult novel genre with her works. She is the recipient of numerous awards.  

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Inger Christensen
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Birthdate: January 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vejle, Denmark
Died: January 2, 2009
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Laura Kieler
(Novelist)
Laura Kieler
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Birthdate: January 9, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tromsø, Norway
Died: April 23, 1932
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Sara Omar
(Author, first internationally recognized female novelist from Kurdistan)
Sara Omar
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Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
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Pia Juul
(Poet)
Pia Juul
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Birthdate: May 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Korsør, Zealand, Denmark
Died: September 30, 2020
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Naja Marie Aidt
(Danish-language poet and writer)
Naja Marie Aidt
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Birthdate: December 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aasiaat, Greenland
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Pia Arke
(Remembered for her self-portraits and landscape photographs of Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland))
Pia Arke
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Birthdate: September 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
Died: April 30, 2007

Pia Arke was a Danish visual artist, photographer, and writer. She is best remembered for creating her own life-size camera obscura which she used to photograph the landscapes of Greenland. Pia Arke is often counted among the most prominent postcolonial critics of the Nordic region.

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Marie Bregendahl
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Birthdate: November 6, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fly, Denmark
Died: July 22, 1940