Dorthe Nors is a Danish writer. She was born in 1970 and holds a degree in literature and art history from the University of Aarhus. She published four novels, a novella and a collection of short stories entitled “Kantslag” (Karate Chop) that was translated to many languages and was hailed by the critics. Stories from this collection have been published in various magazines such as The Boston Review, Harpers and The New Yorker. Her stories were also published in various anthologies in Denmark as well as in Germany and The United States. In 2014 she received the 2014 Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize. Her latest novel will be published in 2016. Dorthe Nors lives in Denmark, in a small village by the North Sea.