In recognition of International Women’s day, I would like to recognize Danish author Andrea Heiberg, who since publishing a book on short stories has become an inspiration to me and my writing and a good friend. An interview with her is reproduced here where she talks about her poetry.
Writers on the whole are (in my opinion) a brave lot. It takes a measure of courage to put words on display for viewing and assessment of the general public. I can only imagine it takes a heightened sense of commitment and courage for one such as our own Andrea Heiberg, who chooses to write in a foreign language: English.
In addition to writing and posting poetry online, Andrea has published a fictional book of short stories, centered around folks on her beloved Sejer Island (Next Stop: Sejer Island). In this English tongue that is foreign to her, she manages to engage and move the reader to truly feel, know and (yes) love the characters she draws. Her stories speak to everyday life as experienced on a tiny island, complete with life perceptions and subtle take-away lessons from ordinary victors. I applaud Andrea’s efforts, and
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