Peter Høeg is a Danish author most known for the book Smilla's Sense of Snow
. According to one of his book jackets, "..born in 1957 in Denmark, he pursued various interests-he was a professional dancer, an actor, a sailor, a fencer, and a mountaineer- before turning seriously to writing."
He has been compared to Joseph Conrad
, and at times the description seems apt. In fact he parodied Conrad
in a short story "Journey Into A Dark Heart
", about Europeans exploring and totally missing the essence of Africa. His greatest work (in my opinion) has to be his novel, Borderliners
; it's part suspense story, part philosophical inquiry into the nature of time and the humanity of mathematics.
His complete library is Smilla's Sense of Snow
, The History of Danish Dreams
, Tales of the Night
and The Woman and the Ape