Peter Høgh Summary

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Peter Høgh (Hoegh) - danish author, most renowned for Miss Smillas sense of snow. He is pårobably the most recognized contemporary Danish writer on the international literary scene. Miss Smilla was his third novel, and it was sold to publishers in more than thirty countries. In the United States the novel spent twenty-six weeks on The New York Times paperback bestseller list, and both Time and Entertainment Weekly chose it as their 1993 book of the year. The tremendous popular success of Smilla's Sense of Snow led to a 1997 motion picture of the same name, directed by Danish-born Bille August and starring Julia Ormond. All of Høeg's books have been translated into English, and his work has been the subject of lively debate among literary critics, both in Scandinavia and the United States.

His critics believe that it is more of a architectural work than a litterary so. He has written: The history of danish dreams, tales of the nicht, Miss Smilla, The Borderliners, The woman and the ape and The quiet girl.


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