Peder Frederick Jensen

Peder Frederick Jensen is a Danish author, born 1978 in Copenhagen. He attended Forfatterskolen, The Danish School of Writers and had his debut in 2007 with the novel Her står du (You’re Standing Here). He is a trained boat-builder and has collaborated with other young authors for the Danish magazine for the homeless, Hus forbi. In 2009 he founded the literary magazine Morgenrøde.dk with three other authors. Peder Frederik Jensen received the Albert Dams Mindelegat in 2012 for his work.

Winner of the Dramatic Debut Award 2015 for his play Godt Vi har AllanNominated for the Edvard Pedersen’s Library Foundation Author Award 2015 for Banedanmark Nominated for the European Union Prize for Literature 2016 for Banedanmark.

Winner of the prestigious Otto Gelsted Award 2016 for his precise observations and reflections of often imperfect lives, both on Vesterbro and in West Africa. Previous years’ winners include Carsten Jensen, Harald Voetmann, Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen and Ursula Andkjær Olsen.