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  • Carsten Jensen is a Danish novelist, essayist, and critic who writes for the Copenhagen daily Politiken and serves as a commentator for Danish television. Born in Marstal in 1952, he studied literature at Copenhagen University. His three fictional works include Earth in the Mouth (1994), We, the Drowned (2010), and Sidste rejse (2007; The last trip). He has also authored a number of travelogues, of which I Have Seen the World Begin (2000) is available in English. In 2009, he was awarded the Olaf Palme Prize for outstanding achievement.


  • Michelle Johnson is WLT's managing editor.


  • Emily D. Johnson is a contributing editor to World Literature Today, Associate Professor of Russian at the University of Oklahoma, and the author of the book How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself: The Russian Idea of Kraevedenie (Penn State University Press, 2006).