Korneliussen, Niviaq_Foto Jørgen Chemnitz

was born in Nuuk 1990 and grew up in Nanortalik, a small town in Southern Greenland. She studied social science at Nuuk University and psychology at Aarhus University, Denmark. She has been an active member of the young literary scene in Greenland, co-arranging Poetry Slams and literary debates. Niviaq published her first novel HOMO sapienne (2014, milik publishing), and also rewrote it in Danish. Her novel about young persons in their quest for a true identity, regardless of sexual gender, was highly praised in the media and was since then nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Award and for the Politiken Literature Award.

 

Foto: Jørgen Chemnitz

Pressestimmen

Alastair Gee, The New Yorker:

“a work of a strikingly modern sensibility”

Christian Pausch, Radio FM4:

Korneliussen spielt mit dem Textbild und der Sprache […] Geschickt werden die Leser_innen so gezwungen, ihre womöglich im vorherigen Kapitel gefassten Urteile neu zu überdenken.