MATHILDE WALTER CLARK is born and raised in Denmark with her Danish mother, but spent summers in St. Louis with her American father. She has a Master’s in Danish and Philosophy from Roskilde University and New York University. Her debut novel Thorsten Madsens Ego (Thorsten Madsen’s Ego) was published in 2004, and she has since published the novels Priapus (Priapus) in 2010, and Gips (Cast) in 2012, and the short story collections Tingenes uorden (Disorder of Things) in 2006, and Grumme historier (Grim Stories) in 2011. A number of these stories have been translated into English and appeared in Iowa Review, Absinthe, Chattanooga Review, The Literary Review and Asymptote and other publications.
In 2006 she was awared the Carlsberg Foundation prize as “Discovery of the Year”. The same year she was awared the Danish Art Foundation’s prestigious 3 Year Scholarship.
Since her debut she has had her own regular column in several newspapers and magazines – among others the literature column in Information. With her personal essays in Weekendavisen, Politiken and Information and other publications she has marked herself as one of the important essayists of her generation. One of these essays, Report From the Flatlands of Statistics, was first brought in English translation in Los Angeles Review of Books.
Mathilde lives in Copenhagen, but happily travels the world to write and engage in literary comunities far away from her home, and has been on longer writer’s retreats in India, China, Scotland, Italy, Alaska, Iowa, New York, Texas.
Her new novel, Lone Star, is about a father and a daughter and everything that seperates them. About family, belonging and about overcoming enormous distances.
See also Wikipedia
Press photos for download
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.
WORKS IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION
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.
TRANSLATED WORKS IN OTHER LANGUAGES
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.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
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
FELLOWSHIPS & RECIDENCIES
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.
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC APPEARANCES
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.
INTERVIEWS IN ENGLISH
An Interview With Mathilde Walter Clark. Read To Write Stories.