Niviaq Korneliussen

Niviaq Korneliussen published her first book, HOMO Sapienne, in 2014 and has already established herself as one of the clearest contemporary voices from Greenland.
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01-04-2015 - 30-04-2015
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Niviaq Korneliussen
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Niviaq Korneliussen published her first book, HOMO Sapienne, in 2014 and has already established herself as one of the clearest contemporary voices from Greenland. The Nordic country is a returning theme of hers including (homo)sexuality and youth. This is also reflected in her contribution to the FRESH EYES project.

Aarhus Centre for Literature invited Niviaq Korneliussen to reside in Aarhus during April 2015 where she worked on a short story called “Århus isn’t like I remember it¨” about a young Greenlandic woman in the Jutlandic city”. The protagonist is lovesick after the break up with her partner in Greenland and the story takes places over one single night where she meets new people, steals a dog, drink beer with two homeless men etc. It is a touching piece about love and whether to hold on to it or let it go.

Bio:
Niviaq Korneliussen grew up in Greenland with her family and came out in her teenage years which had a clear effect on her writing. In interviews she has stated that she misses a more open debate in Greenland and hopes that her novel HOMO Sapienne will influence this. She speaks both Danish and Greenlandic fluently and translated HOMO Sapienne into Danish herself – the novel was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize in 2015.

Photo credit: Helle Nørregaard.