Peter Høeg





Peter Høeg

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in Copenhagen, Denmark
May 07, 1957

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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 · 30,342 ratings · 2,260 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Smilla's Sense of Snow
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 22,654 ratings — published 1992 — 116 editions
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Borderliners
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,953 ratings — published 1993 — 54 editions
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The Quiet Girl
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 1,561 ratings — published 2006 — 31 editions
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The Woman and the Ape
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 1,372 ratings — published 1996 — 38 editions
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The Elephant Keepers' Children
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The History Of Danish Dreams
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 753 ratings — published 1988 — 31 editions
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Tales of the Night
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 551 ratings — published 1990 — 34 editions
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Effekten af Susan
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2014
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Cum simte domnișoara Smilla...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1997
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“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

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