This website hasn’t been updated for quite a while, as I’ve been in full-on “nerd mode,” working on a 700-page novel.
A lot has happened since my last update:
- My novel You Disappear was made into a movie. It did very well at the box office and was Denmark’s contender for an Oscar in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.
- Another Danish-language movie was made of my novel The Exception, starring Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) and Amanda Collin (Raised by Wolves), among a host of other great Danish actors.
- Denmark’s biggest and most venerable publishing house, Gyldendal, celebrated its 250th anniversary by letting readers vote on their favorite Gyldendal titles of all time. Forty thousand readers voted ten Gyldendal titles into the 250th Anniversary Collection. I feel humbled to be among the three contemporary authors included in this collection.
- I am honored that Michel Houellebecq, the French novelist extraordinaire, included me on his list of “indispensable authors” when he guest edited the French cultural magazine “Les Inrockuptibles.”
Meanwhile, I’ve been hunkered down in my writing cave, keeping interviews and readings to a minimum.
The manuscript is now 90% finished. I hope to see you all again soon – and show you what I’ve been doing all this time.
—Christian, April 20th, 2021
In April 2015, CJ will be reading and talking about the recent Turkish publication of both ‘Kayboluyorsun’ and ‘İstisna’ (‘You Disappear’ and ‘The Exception’). The events will take place at Izmir Kitap Fuari, the Izmir Book Fair.
More here: http://www.izmirkitapfuari.com/index.php?main=etkinlik
March 12th, 2015, Christian Jungersen will be reading from You Disappear at the Library of Congress, main building, Washington DC.
More here: http://www.loc.gov/rr/european/calendar/calendar.html
With Du verschwindest, Christian Jungersen hits it out of the park. Not only because he persuades you to consider deep questions of personal accountability, but also because he demonstrates, urgently and powerfully, how one person’s behavioral disorders affect all those around him.
Huffington Post – Germany
What a psychothriller – and so much more. A gorgeous, truly gorgeous novel that. however scary, is a joy to read.
Felleshus, Berlin. Location for event on November 21st
Here are dates and locations for CJ’s latest book tour of Norway, Denmark and Germany. You can find details of each event by Googling ‘Jungersen’ and the name of the city.
November 10th – Arendal, Norway
November 11th – Kristiansand, Norway
November 12th – Grimstad, Norway
November 17th – Aarhus, Denmark
November 18th – Aabenraa, Denmark
November 19th – Niebüll, Germany
November 20th – Tønder, Denmark
November 21st – Berlin, Germany
On Tuesday, October 14th, CJ will share the stage at The Center for Fiction, New York City, with the Edgar award-winning author of ‘The Fever’, the great Megan Abbott. Both authors will read and discuss their writing.
It’ll be an interesting evening with “one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation.” (Laura Lippman on Megan Abbott)
October 14, 2014, 7pm,
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th Street, New York, NY
Stern writes of ‘Du verschwindest’ – the German edition of ‘You Disappear’:
“Christian Jungersen has written a deeply moving novel about the break down of a family and the vulnerabilities of middle class life. A true insider tip.”
Rosemary Rawlins, author of ‘Learning by Accident’ and regular blogger for Brainline, writes:
“With incredible insight, Jungersen expresses the inner thoughts most people won’t say out loud after a loved one’s brain injury. (….) I tore through this story page by page, relating to each and every complex emotion driven by unforeseen circumstances, as lives are thrown out of control.”
CJ will be visiting Stockholm, Sweden, in August to give interviews.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, CJ will read with A.M. Homes and others at a literary event combining literature and Nordic cooking by chef Sanne Ytting at this renowned festival in New York City.