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: 3.66 · 47,081 ratings · 3,361 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Smilla's Sense of Snow

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3.73 avg rating — 34,830 ratings — published 1992 — 151 editions
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Borderliners

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3.67 avg rating — 2,884 ratings — published 1993 — 64 editions
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The Quiet Girl

3.23 avg rating — 2,282 ratings — published 2006 — 41 editions
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The Elephant Keepers' Children

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3.38 avg rating — 2,326 ratings — published 2010 — 51 editions
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The Woman and the Ape

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3.36 avg rating — 2,023 ratings — published 1996 — 43 editions
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The History of Danish Dreams

3.53 avg rating — 1,055 ratings — published 1988 — 37 editions
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Tales of the Night

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3.86 avg rating — 799 ratings — published 1990 — 40 editions
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Effekten af Susan

3.34 avg rating — 871 ratings — published 2014 — 29 editions
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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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