Kim Leine

Kim Leine is a Danish-Norwegian novelist. He received the Golden Laurel award and the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for his fourth novel, The Prophets of Eternal Fjord.

Martin Aitken is an acclaimed Danish-language translator.



An astonishing, hallucinatory journey into the frozen heart of Denmark's colonial darkness... A fervid, exhilarating evocation of faith versus hypocrisy, empathy versus dislocation and desperate rebellion versus grim destiny, The Prophets of Eternal Fjord is a slow-release depth charge of a novel whose reverberations bear the terrible poignancy of global and timely relevance

Superb... A raw, hugely powerful chronicle of lives lived on the edge... The Prophets of Eternal Fjord has a grandeur and a compass that few novels this year will match
Sunday Times

Gripping... A milestone, a masterpiece
Information (Denmark)

The result of this novel is symphonic: politics, history, sexuality, and religion deftly interwoven. The combination is perfectly balanced, fascinating, and irresistible
Le Monde (France)