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 novels, poetry, nonfiction, and literary criticism in Danish, has translated such diverse writers as Garrison Keillor, Norman Mailer, David Nicholls, Jonathan Eig, James Wood, Christopher Isherwood, and Catherine Lacey, and has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion.
His critically acclaimed third novel – “Vejen til Alberta” (The Road to Alberta), a story about love, loss, friendship, narrated by 62-year-old Howard Walker, a former US Marine, Vietnam veteran and jack-of-all trades – was published in Denmark in 2018 (Lindhardt & Ringhof).
His most recent publication is ”One Dollar Man” (Storyhouse, 2019), a bestselling biography (co-written with Ole Sønnichsen) of Danish turn-of-the century immigrant William S. Knudsen who served as president of General Motors and directed the Roosevelt Administration’s massive armaments production program for World War II.
Brian Dan Christensen has an M.A. in comparative literature and has studied theology. He lives in New York.
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