Sørine Gotfredsen comes from Hadsten near Aarhus and is a sports journalist by profession. She made her debut in 1989 with the novel Marias stjerner about an older teenage girl’s life of sports, idols, friends, parents, and infatuations with both boys and girls. Her subsequent novel Mig og miraklerne, 1991, depicts a young girl’s first time at university and her clinging to the child’s fantasy world in the midst of the rational adult world. The two novels, which appeal in particular to young readers, are each pithy in their theme and display a clear awareness of linguistic, realistic detail.
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The above biography was first published in 1998. Since then, Sørine Gotfredsen has published the novel En pagt for livet, 2000, and the debate book Den åndløse dansker, 2011. She holds a degree in theology, and is best known as a rector and an active participant in the public debate in Denmark.