From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Peter Høeg (b. May 17, 1957, Copenhagen) is a celebrated Danish writer of fiction. He received a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Copenhagen in 1984. Before becoming a writer, he lived a very varied life — from working on ships to being a ballet dancer (in addition to fencing and mountaineering) — experiences he uses in his novels. He lives in Copenhagen with his daughters.
His books are published in Denmark by Munksgaard/Rosinante, now a part of Blackwell Publishing. Smilla's Sense of Snow was his first work to be translated into English.
- The History of Danish Dreams (Forestilling om det Tyvende århundrede), 1988
- Tales of the Night (Fortællinger om natten), 1990
- Smilla's Sense of Snow (UK: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow) (Frk. Smillas fornemmelse for sne), 1992, later filmed by Bille August
- Borderliners (De måske egnede), 1993
- The Woman and The Ape (Kvinden og aben), 1996
- The Quiet Girl (Den stille pige), 2006