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 · 50,445 ratings · 3,613 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Smilla's Sense of Snow

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3.73 avg rating — 37,100 ratings — published 1992 — 151 editions
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Borderliners

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3.67 avg rating — 3,060 ratings — published 1993 — 66 editions
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The Quiet Girl

3.24 avg rating — 2,435 ratings — published 2006 — 42 editions
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The Elephant Keepers' Children

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3.40 avg rating — 2,529 ratings — published 2010 — 53 editions
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The Woman and the Ape

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3.36 avg rating — 2,149 ratings — published 1996 — 44 editions
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The History of Danish Dreams

3.53 avg rating — 1,117 ratings — published 1988 — 38 editions
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Tales of the Night

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3.86 avg rating — 837 ratings — published 1990 — 42 editions
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Effekten af Susan

3.30 avg rating — 1,118 ratings — published 2014 — 34 editions
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Gennem dine øjne

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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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April is mystery/thriller month and I think I have a nice mix of titles to choose from here. Place your vote. Poll will be open until March 8.

The Scapegoat The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier Daphne du Maurier
 
  4 votes, 66.7%

Case Histories Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson Kate Atkinson
 
  2 votes, 33.3%

Child 44 Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1) by Tom Rob Smith Tom Rob Smith
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Smila's Sense of Snow Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg Peter Høeg
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Trial of Elizabeth Cree The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd Peter Ackroyd
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Poe Shadow The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl Matthew Pearl
 
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