Jan Sonnergaard, Danish writer, Died at 53


Jan Sonnergaard was born on August 15, 1963, in Copenhagen, and died on November 21, 2016 in Belgrade.

He was a Danish writer.

He grew up in Virum.

Jan had a MA in comparative literature and philosophy from the University of Copenhagen and a year at the Freie Universität Berlin from 1991-92.

His literary debut was in 1997 with the acclaimed collection of short stories Radiator, published by Gyldendal.

His second volume of his trilogy of short stories, Last Sunday in October was published in 2000, and the third volume, I am still afraid Caspar Michael Petersen, was published in 2003.

During 2009, Jan published his first novel, About The Atomic Bomb’s Influence on the Youth of Vilhelm Funk, and since then he published novels and collections of short stories, as well as a play, and he has written numerous articles, features, and op-eds in various newspapers and magazines, primarily Politiken.

He died due to a heart attack.

Jan Sonnergaard passed away at 53 years old.