Iris Garnov made her debut with the poetry collection Skuffebarn, 1978, which describes a childhood in homeless accommodation in Valby, a suburb of Copenhagen. Her personal experience of growing up among the working class also provides the background material in her serial novel about the indomitable Yrsa, who grows up in Denmark in the 1940s and 1950s, Nogen gange skinnede solen, 1980, Ud i det blå, 1982, and Gå væk skygge – og lad solen skinne, 1986.
Other facets of her writing can be seen in her erotic short stories Når skyerne rødmer, 1984, and her four seasons picture books Vinterøen, 1982, Sommerøen, 1983, Forårsøen, 1984, and Efterårsøen, 1985, in which she describes nature on Nekselø in the Sejrø bay. Alle børn er alles børn was published in 1994.
Additions by the editorial team 2011:
The above biography was first published in 1998. Since then, Iris Garnov has written the autobiography En utrolig Historie, 2001 and the poetry collection Grønland, 2009.