Jakob Ejersbo

Jakob Ejersbo


Born
in Rødovre, Denmark
April 06, 1968

Died
July 10, 2008

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Jakob Ejersbo is a writer who died young. He succumbed to cancer at 40, having published a volume of short stories and a novel, Nordkraft, which won the 2003 Golden Laurel Prize. But more importantly, it was hailed by critics and readers alike as a great new Danish novel, ushering in a new type of fiction that would draw a line under the minimalism and symbolism that had prevailed in Danish literature during the late 1990s.

A gritty, realistic tale about disaffected youth in Aalborg, Denmark’s fourth largest city, it captured the Danes’ imaginations, holding a mirror to their society and rendering them as they saw themselves.

It was the last book Ejersbo would live to publish. He died in July 2008, just 10 months after being diagnosed with ca
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Eksil (Afrika-trilogien, #1)

3.92 avg rating — 1,704 ratings — published 2009 — 20 editions
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Nordkraft

3.81 avg rating — 1,502 ratings — published 2002 — 13 editions
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Liberty (Afrika-trilogien, #3)

4.30 avg rating — 938 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Revolution (Afrika-trilogie...

4.02 avg rating — 970 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Superego

3.59 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Nedrullede persienner og an...

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Fuga: brevroman

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Ok International

3.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2009
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Kort fortalt: Danske novell...

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