For the last while, I've been the guest Danish editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, an online literary magazine dedicated to flash fiction.

It has been a very exciting process.

Here's my interview with author Lone Vitus:



Here's a link to a flash fiction piece I translated as guest Danish editor for SmokeLong Quarterly, an online literary magazine dedicated to flash fiction.



It’s been a while since I posted. So I thought I’d give a little update – what have I been up to this week?

Well, the focus has been Arnulf. I’m down to the last 25 pages of the second book in the saga and after swords, shields, axes, ships, wounds, nightmares, dreams,...


I came across this on a friend’s Facebook wall – and laughed (mind you, the Danish one is not completely correct).

When I started learning Danish, I could not figure out the counting system at all! But then two things happened:

I asked my husband about it – turns out he’...


I've been a bit lax lately - it's been ages since I posted! There's good reason though (more on that to follow...)

Har du tænkt på, at have din bog oversat til engelsk?

Jeg blev interviewet af den produktiv Anja Christensen – hun har skrevet 10 bøger! – og den kom ude i...


How many translators have you been to bed with?!

A cheeky question you say? Not at all - have you ever looked at the (inside) cover to see who has translated your nighttime reading into a language you can read?

For those of you who didn't know, today is International Tra...


“In Denmark we don’t like losers.”

Has Danish writing turned its back on society? Does it lack political awareness? Is it brutal writing? Is it claustrophobic? Are Danish writers only writing for other writers?

Hear ‪Dorthe Nors‬ on Danish writers. Do contemporary Danish...


This was actually a story in The Tool Box Journal by Jost Zetzsche and is a longer version of a story from his book, Found in Translation

The lieutenant-governor handed the parchment document, inscribed in beautifully intricate longhand, to the missionary and Bible tr...


Aware, calm, committed, communicative, content, creative, dependable, experienced, informed, imaginative, mindful, passionate, pensive, professional, reliable, stimulating, trustworthy, truthful and vibrant.

This is not an alphabetical list of random words; nor is it li...


I’m a book nerd – do you know that empty feeling of finishing a book and wanting more? Well, that’s me.

I get engrossed and I usually have a few books ‘on the go’:

  • something new – currently David Hair, Lone Vitus and Maria Helleberg. 

  • a classic – there’s a...

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