MATHILDE WALTER CLARK was born 1970 and is the author of six works of fiction and a collection of essays. She grew up in Denmark with her Danish mother, but spent summers with her American father in St. Louis. She has a Master’s Degree in Danish and Philosophy from Roskilde University and New York University. Her first novel, Thorsten Madsens Ego, came in 2004 The following year the Carlsberg Foundation awarded her the Discovery of the Year prize in literature. In 2006 she was awarded the 3-year Scholarship from the Danish Art Foundation. She has lived in Buenos Aires and New York, and has travelled extensively, especially in India. Her short stories have appeared in Iowa Review, Absinthe, Chattanooga Review, The Literary Review and Asymptote. Her personal and critical essays has been featured in, among other places, in Los Angeles Review of Books, and places her among the most pronounced essayists among her generation of Danish writers. Her latest novel, Lone Star, was nominated for Danish Broadcasting Cooperation’s Novel Award 2019, and was awarded as one of the best books of 2018 by the Danish Arts Foundations. It has been sold for publication in USA in 2021. In 2020 she was awarded the Jan Sonnergaard Prize in memory of the Danish author.

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Stories in English translation for download
Chapters 1-3 of Priapus translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken for download
Partial translation Lone Star translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken for download


2018, Lone Star. Novel. Politikens Forlag.
2016. Imaginary Objects. One-of-a-kind Artist's Book made for Swatch Art Peace Hotel.
2013. Mæcen søges. (Patron Wanted). E-book. Performance, documentary, art, literature. Forlaget Tinsoldat.
2012. Gips. (Cast). Novel. Politikens Forlag.
2011. Grumme historier. (Grim Stories). Short stories. Samlerens Forlag.
2010. Priapus. En forførerhistorie. (Priapus. A Don Juan Story). Novel. Samlerens Forlag.
2005. Tingenes uorden. (Disorder of Things). Short stories, Samlerens Forlag.
2004. Thorsten Madsens Ego. (Thorsten Madsen’s Ego). Novel. Samlerens Forlag.
1996. Er strudsen en rigtig fugl?. (Is the Ostrich a Real Bird?). Co-written with Søren Lind.
Non-fiction. Gyldendal.


2019. Fejringen af at godt menneske (Celebration of a Good Person). Stageplay. Mungo Park.


2015 The Ambassador in Asymptote journal for translated fiction.
2014. “Report from the Flatlands of Statistics". Essay. Los Angeles Review of Books. June 29.
2013. "A Couple of Points Concerning the Potential Weakness of Spermatozoa". Other Places. The Sangam House Reader - Vol. 2 (Ed. Arshia Sattar, DW Gibson and Rahul Soni).
2012. "The Fish Shop Owner’s Wife". Short story. Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review.
2011. "The Disappearance of Things". Chattanooga Review.
2008. "From The Trash Can of Poetry". The Literary Review. Spring issue.
2008. "The Writer". Absinthe: New European Writing. Short story. Issue #9.
2007. "Thank You For The River". Short story. Connotations. Fall issue.
2007. "The Fish Shop Owner’s Wife". Short story. Iowa Review. Fall issue.

2013. Gips. (Norwegian). Novel. Vigmostad & Bjørke. Norway.
2013. "Rasmus Rask". (Bulgarian). Short story. Roboread. Bulgaria.
2011. Priapus. (Norwegian). Novel. Piratforlaget. Norway.
2011. "Aeeeiii Eiiiaaa". (Chinese). Short story. Park Literary Review. China.
2009. "Aeeeiii Eiiiaaa". (German). Nachtlandschaften. Neue nordische Novellen III. Ed. Christine Nickel und Tilo Freitag. Saxa Verlag. Berlin. Germany.

2018: Lone Star was awarded a prize from The Danish Art Foundation as one of the 10 best books of 2018.
2018: Lone Star nominated for DRs Romanpris 2019
2006. The Three Year Scholarship from The Danish Arts Foundation
2007. Rosinante & Co’s Honorary Grant
2005. Discovery of the Year in Literature. Carlsberg Foundation

100W Corsicana, Texas, USA, 2018
Swatch Art Peace Hotel. Shanghai. 2016
CMI Arts Fellowship, Chennai Mathematical Institute. Writer-In-Residence. 2015.
OMI. Ledig House. New York. USA. 2013.
International Writer’s Workshop. Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. 2011.
Sangam House. Bangalore. India. 2010 - 2011.
Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers, Scotland. 2009.
Scandinavian Art House in Rome, Italy. 2009.
Island Institute. Sitka, Alaska, USA. 2006.
Honorary Fellow in Writing. International Writing Program, University of Iowa. 2006.
San Cataldo. Amalfi, Italy. 2006.
Biskops Arnö, Stockholm. Sweden. 2005.
Hald Hovedgaard. Denmark. 2004, 2005.

2017. The bi-weekly literature column in Information.
2013. TV2 (national broadcast). Regular talk show panelist.
2012. Odense International Film Festival. National jury member.
2012 - 2014. TV Lorry (regional broadcast). Regular panelist talk show, cultural affairs.
2009. DR (Danish National Broadcast Cooperation).Seven Minds: a philosophical TV documentary on the personal quest of becoming yourself. Seven episodes. Writer, host.
2008 - 2011. Den Blå Port. Danish literary review. Editor.
2004 - 2012. Regular columnist at a number of newspapers and magazines, including daily paper MetroXpress and magazine Alt for Damerne.
1990 - 1991. El Estudio, cartoon studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Volunteer.
1987. Comicaze, cartoon studio, Copenhagen. Co-founder and member.

2018: Open Studio, W100, Corsicana, Texas, USA.
2016: The Danish Consul's residence, Shanghai, China.
2016: Nordic Centre, Fudon University, Shanghai, China
2015: Gimli, Háskóli Islands, Reykjavik, Island
2015: Chennai Mathematical Institute. Chennai, India.
2015: Artist's Centre, Ador House, Rampart Row. Bombay, India.
2015: TARQ Art Gallery. Bombay, India.
2014: Ingensted. Oslo, Norge.
2013. Marianne Courville Gallery. Hudson, New York, USA.
2013. The Chatnam Bookstore, Chatnam, New York, USA.
2011. Fringe Club, Hong Kong, China.
2011. The Bookworm. Bookstore. Beijing, China.
2011. Remnin University, China.
2011. City University. Hong Kong, China.
2011. Hong Kong Baptist University, China.
2011. Crossword, Bookstore, Bangalore, India.
2011. Oslo Bokfestival, Norway.
2010. First Tinos International Literary Festival. Tinos, Greece.
2009. Scandinavian Art House. Rome, Italy.
2006. Public Library. Sitka, Alaska, USA.
2006. Rotary Club. Sitka, Alaska, USA.
2006. Prarie Lights, Bookstore, Iowa City, Iowa.
2006. Public Library, Iowa City, Iowa.
2006. Cornell College, Iowa.
2006. Central Acadamy, Iowa City.
2004. Biskops Arnö. Stockholm, Sweden.

An Interview With Mathilde Walter Clark. Read To Write Stories.