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Mona Høvring

Winner of the Critics’ Prize 2018
Nominated for the Booksellers’ Prize 2018
Nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2014
Winner of the Unified Language Prize 2012

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Mona Høvring (born 1962) made her debut as a poet in 1988, and has since published five more collections of poetry and four novels. Her first novel, the acclaimed Something That Helps, came out in 2004. After her 2012 novel The Waiting Room in the Atlantic, she was awarded the Unified Language Prize. In 2013, her third novel, Camilla’s Long Nights, was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. After the highly praised book of poetry Girl with Skull (2017), she returned to prose with the novel Because Venus Crossed an Alp Violet on the Day I Was Born. A definite breakthrough for the author, the book won the Critics’ Prize, became a finalist for the Booksellers’ Prize and ended up on numerous critics’ best of 2018 lists.