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Niviaq Korneliussen

Angu Motzfeldt

Niviaq Korneliussen (b 1990, Greenland) is an author resident in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. 

She has studied psychology at Aarhus in Denmark, and writes in both Greenlandic and Danish. She became the first Greenland author to be awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize in November 2021 for her second and most recent novel Blomsterdalen. Her debut novel, Homo Sapienne (2014), was also nominated.

Korneliussen’s writing often revolves around contemporary social problems in Greenland and issues related to identity, gender, suicide, marginalisation and post-colonialism. She made her debut as a dramatist in 2018 with Den grønlandske mand.

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