Carsten Jensen - We, the Drowned
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Audio slideshow interview with Danish Author Carsten Jensen
We, the Drowned
Carsten Jensen - author of We, the Drowned - talks to
The Interview Online about his now famous novel, which has
already won the Danske Banks Litteraturpris, the Danish equivalent
of The Man Booker Prize.
Five years in the writing, this nearly 700 page epic
(beautifully translated by Charlotte Barslund and Emma Ryder)
tells a host of tales and adventures about a
community of Danish sailors whose home was a small island in the
Over the century which the novel spans, we follow the "Boys from
Marstal" literally all over the world. The expression "worse
things happen at sea" was never more appropriate.
In this audio slideshow which includes archive photographs from
the Danish Maritime Museum.
Selected as one of the Finantial Times Best Books of the
Interview & Photos
- So what did you think of this interview? Please do spare
a couple of minutes to let us know...
This is what Barbara wrote...
The interview with the author has added to my enjoyment of
one of the best books I have ever read. And I have read a lot of
books in 79 plus years. I want all my friends to read it so I can
talk about it with them and make the experience last and last. The
interview with the author has increased my understanding of and
pleasure in the book. Well done, Carsten!
I think it was a great interview. It was good to hear
how he researched the book, and about the stories he found. I
wondered myself how much was true. I only wish the interview had
been a little longer.Great to have a book about some of my
ancestors--- Rita Mortenson Hawes