Dorthe Nors was born in 1970 and studied literature at the University of Aarhus. She is one of the most original voices in contemporary Danish literature. Her short stories have appeared in numerous international publications including the Boston Review and Harper’s, and she is the first Danish writer ever to have a short story published in the New Yorker. Nors has published several works of fiction, including the novella Minna Needs Rehearsal Space, the novel Mirror, Shoulder, Signal – shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize – and a collection of stories, Karate Chop, all published by Pushkin Press. Karate Chop won the prestigious P. O. Enquist Literary Prize in 2014. She lives in rural Jutland, Denmark.