Peter Høeg





Peter Høeg

Author profile


born
in Copenhagen, Denmark
May 07, 1957

gender
male

genre


About this author

Peter Høeg was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before becoming a writer, he worked variously as a sailor, ballet dancer, and actor. He published his first novel, A History of Danish Dreams (1988), to positive reviews. However, it was Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1992), a million-copy best seller, that earned Høeg immediate and international literary celebrity. His books have been published in more than thirty countries.


Average rating: 3.64 · 28,409 ratings · 2,143 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Smilla's Sense of Snow
by
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 21,509 ratings — published 1992 — 32 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Borderliners
by
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,869 ratings — published 1993 — 52 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Quiet Girl
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 1,475 ratings — published 2006 — 31 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Woman and the Ape
by
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 1,283 ratings — published 1996 — 37 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Elephant Keepers' Children
by
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 1,253 ratings — published 2010 — 50 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The History Of Danish Dreams
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 711 ratings — published 1988 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tales of the Night
by
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 508 ratings — published 1990 — 34 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Effekten af Susan
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Смилла и ее чувство снега
by
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cum simte domnișoara Smilla...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1997
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Peter Høeg…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“To want to understand is an attempt to recapture something we have lost.”
Peter Høeg, Smilla's Sense of Snow

“Do you know what the mathematical expression is for longing? ... The negative numbers. The formalization of the feeling that you are missing something.”
Peter Høeg, Smilla's Sense of Snow

“I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It's the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.”
Peter Høeg, Smilla's Sense of Snow

Polls

what to read in November

 
  4 votes 57.1%

 
  2 votes 28.6%

 
  1 vote 14.3%

 
  0 votes 0.0%

 
  0 votes 0.0%

7 total votes
comments and details
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Read a book from ...: Denmark 2 82 Mar 17, 2009 11:32PM  
The Next Best Boo...: Hi from a voraceous reader... 12 161 Apr 22, 2009 10:44AM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Revzonian's Reading Challenge 2009 31 200 Sep 07, 2009 07:27AM  
The Book Addicts!: What to Read in December! 70 176 Nov 12, 2009 06:53AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Karen's AtWi 80 Books - Frequent Flyer 21 147 Jan 28, 2010 11:06PM  
Boxall's 1001 Bo...: Add some new books to national shelves 27 121 Sep 22, 2010 06:22PM  
Reading with Style: 20.9 - Sam's Choice: Scandinavian Noir 22 92 Oct 27, 2010 04:14AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Peter to Goodreads.