Brian Dan Christensen (b. 1970) is a novelist, poet, singer-songwriter, humorist, 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 Ian Buruma, 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).
His new novel – “Vejen til Alberta” (The Road to Alberta), a story about love, loss, friendship, narrated by sixty-two-year-old Howard Walker, a former US Marine, Vietnam veteran and jack-of-all trades from Blue Hill, Tennessee, was published in Denmark on February 21, 2018 (Lindhardt & Ringhof) to quite wonderful reviews. Brian Dan Christensen has an M.A. in comparative literature and has studied classical languages. He lives in New York.
Photos by Dana Ullman. See more of Dana’s work here