The Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize 2014 is awarded the Danish author Dorhte Nors
The jury's citation reads: "With her collection of short stories Kantslag/Karate Chop the author Dorthe Nors shows depth, humour and exact linguistic precision. In a few pages, she creates complex worlds with a strange beauty that captivates the reader; a balance between a known and an unknown world. Dorthe Nors is a wholly unique Nordic narrator."
Dothe Nors was born in 1970 and debuted with the novel Soul in 2001. Since then, she has written three novels and a collection of short stories. Several of the short stories have been published in international journals and she was the first Danish writer ever to be published in The New Yorker. Nors has studied Literature and History of Art in Aarhus and she has also worked as a translator and has taught literature and writing.
The The Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize consists of 5000 Euros and is given to a Nordic author who according to the jury has great artistic value and the potential to reach an international audience but has not yet had his or her international break through. The jury consists of PO Enquist, Eva Gedin (Norstedts), Cathrine Bakke Bohlin (Gyldendal Norway) and Jakob Malling Lambert (Rosinante Denmark).