Mathilde Walter Clark is a writer of novels, short stories, essays and drama. She was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Denmark with her Danish mother, and from the age of 11 spent summers with her American father and his family in St. Louis, USA. In her 20's she earned a Master’s Degree in Danish and Philosophy from Roskilde and New York University. Her first novel, Thorsten Madsens Ego, from 2004 was written from the perspective of the protagonist’s ego. In 2006 she was awared the Carlsberg Foundations Discovery of the Year and the 3-year Scholarship from the Danish Art Foundation.
Her latest books are a collection of personal essays, Huset uden ende (The House With No End), from 2020, and Lone Star from 2018. The latter was awarded as one of the best books of the year by The Danish Art Foundation, and was nominated for The Danish Broadcasting Cooperation’s Novel Award in 2019. In 2021 it was published in English translation in the US by Deep Vellum Publishing. In 2021 she was awarded the Jan Sonnergaard Prize for her body of work.
Her books & texts have been published in USA, Norway, Serbia, China, India and Germany.
Selected interviews in English
Works in English translation
2021 • Lone Star. Novel. Deep Vellum
2015 • "The Ambassador". Asymptote
2014 • "Report from the Flatlands of Statistics".
Essay. LA Review of Books
2012 • "The Fish Shop Owner’s Wife". Short story. The Iowa Review
2011 • "The Disappearance of Things".
Short story. Chattanooga Review
2008 • "From The Trash Can of Poetry".
short story. The Literary Review
2008 • "The Writer".
Short story. Absinthe: New European Writing
2007 • "Thank You For The River".
Short story. Connotations
Translated works in other languages
2020.Lone Star. Dereta. Serbia.
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.
2020 • Huset uden ende. (The House With No End). Politikens Forlag.
2018 • Lone Star. (Lone Star). Politikens Forlag.
2013 • Mæcen søges. (Patron Wanted). E-book. Performance, documentary, art, literature. Forlaget Tinsoldat.
2012 • Gips. (Cast). Politikens Forlag.
2011 • Grumme historier. (Grim Stories). Samlerens Forlag.
2010 • Priapus. En forførerhistorie. (Priapus. A Don Juan Story). Samlerens Forlag.
2005 • Tingenes uorden. (Disorder of Things). Samlerens Forlag.
2004. • Thorsten Madsens Ego (Thorsten Madsen’s Ego). Samlerens Forlag.
2019. Fejring af at godt menneske (Celebration of a Good Person). Stageplay. Mungo Park.
Fellowships & Residencies