JANNE TELLER was born to Austrian and Danish parents in Denmark, but since 1988 has lived all over the world. These days she splits her time between Milan, Paris and Copenhagen. Odin's Island was her first novel, and has been translated into five languages. Her second novel, Nothing, written for young adults, was awarded the Danish Cultural Ministry Prize for best children's/youth book of 2001. Teller has received numerous literary grants and awards over the years and her controversial books have repeatedly sparked heated debate in Denmark.