Pia Tafdrup


Pia Tafdrup (www.tafdrup.com) has born in Copenhagen in 1952. She has published 13 collections of poetry, including: When an Angel Breaks Her Silence; The Crystal Forest, Queen's Gate, The Whales in Paris, Tarkovskijs Horses and Boomerang. She has also published a statement of her poetics, Walking over the Water, a novel, Surrender, and two plays, Death in the Mountains and The Earth Is Blue. English translations of her poems have been published in more than 50 literary journals in the U.K., U.S., Canada, and Australia. Tafdrup has received the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 1999 and the Nordic Prize in 2006 from The Swedish Academy. Tafrdup has recently published a new novel, Star Without Land (2008).