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Line West's Biography

Member Info

Copenhagen
Recently got married
Mar 2010

I am a social/cultural anthropologist and fiction writer. To me, fiction can be more meaningful and 'real' than a mere retelling of facts because it adds a very human dimension. I like telling stories about real things with a hint of fiction to make the point more clear and interesting. I am from Denmark but I have spent a lot of time in the US and Vietnam which is also reflected in my writing. All three countries feel like home to me and my writing is a way to bridge the distance between them.

Influences

Milan Kundera, Virginia Woolf, Steen Steensen Blicher, Karen Blixen, Hans Kirk, Bao Ninh

Upcoming Works

My stories are about people in social or emotional crisis and how the crisis can make them wiser and transform them. So all of my stories are about people's struggle and hope for a better life, and often about love.

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Interests & Hobbies

Bicycling, walking in the woods and swamps, rock music, family & friends, reading and writing, old movies, travelling, singing and dancing, Vietnam and other Asian countries