Peter H eg was born in 1957 and followed various callings - dancer, actor, fencer, sailor, mountaineer - before he turned seriously to writing. He published his first novel, The History of Danish Dreams, in 1988, and was called 'the foremost writer of his generation' by Information magazine. His crime novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow received universal acclaim and was an international bestseller.
"An artfully written, exuberant thriller with a mercurial and interesting central character" -- Barry Forshaw * Guardian * "It's a rare treat to read a book by the far-from-prolific Danish author Peter Hoeg. . . His latest novel is an offbeat futuristic thriller. . . the challenges Hoeg sets his readers are well worth taking on" * Express * "A well-tuned and clever femi-thriller." * Politiken * "A continually surprising conspiracy thriller." -- THRILLER OF THE WEEK * The Mail on Sunday * "Peter Hoeg is back. And better. And with a novel that is both a thriller, a social critique, and existentially provoking - and on top of that, wonderful and funny." * Dagbladenes Bureau *