Maja Lee Langvad


was born 1980 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark. She graduated from Forfatterskolen 2003 and from 2004 to 2010 she was co-editor of the literary magazine Banana Split.

Her debut Find Holger Danske (Finding Holger Dane) from 2004 deals with adoption, nationalism and racism. It was much acclaimed and rewarded with the prestigious Bodil og Jørgen Munch-Christensens debutant prize. 2007 to 2010 she stayed in Seoul to reconnect with her biological family and Korean cultural roots. During this time, she worked on the book Hun er vred (She is Angry,) which was published in 2014 together with a follow-up to the debut, Find Holger Danske: Appendix.

Maja Lee Langvad has been an influential voice in debates on transnational adoption.

She has also collaborated with artists making video art, performances, theatre, film, choreography, music and sound art.

2017 her latest book Dage med galopperende hjertebanken was published.

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