Brian Dan Christensen (b. 1970) is a novelist, poet, singer-songwriter, and translator. He was born in Denmark, but lives in the United States. He has published poetry and literary criticism in Danish, has translated such diverse writers as Garrison Keillor, Norman Mailer, and David Nicholls, and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion.
His first novel, “The Island of Nine Bridges”, a mystery, was published in Danish in 2011 (“Øen med de ni broer”, Gyldendal). In October 2015, he published his second novel in Danish (Det koldeste land i verden – The Coldest Country in The World).
These days he is putting the final touches on a new novel, a story about love, loss, friendship, debt and guilt, narrated by fifty-nine-year-old Howard Walker, a former US Marine, Vietnam veteran and jack-of-all trades from Blue Hill, Tennessee. Brian Dan Christensen has an M.A. in comparative literature and has studied classical languages. He lives in New York.
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