On May 4, Danish writer Ulla Ryum turns 75. Ulla Ryum has written novels, short stories, and dramas that explore longing for love and the relationship between the sexes. Her works are fantastical, and a consistent feature is her subtle use of humour.
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On 27 March Danish writer Cecil Bødker turned 85. Mythical material and everyday realism come together in her works, and critique of modernity is a major theme throughout her oeuvre.
Bødker has written books for both children and adults.
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Merethe Lindstrøm from Norway has won the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2012 for her novel Dager i stillhetens historie, which "relates how a dramatic past slowly breaks into an elderly woman's life and consciousness," according to the Adjudicating Committee.
Read more about Lindstrøm here