Jesper Bugge Kold

Jesper Bugge Kold

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1972, Winter Men is Jesper Bugge Kold's first novel. It was published in Denmark in August 2014, and the same year it was nominated to the prestigious Debutant's Prize at BogForum.

Jesper Bugge Kold grew up in Copenhagen and has a bachelor's degree from the Library School and a master's degree from the University of Information Technology. Later, working as a sports journalist on several Danish TV-channels, he was editor on the national coverage of NFL. In 2009 he and his family moved to the countryside where he found time to start writing.

Based on an enormous amount of research, Jesper Bugge Kold has been in contact with former concentration camps, historians, and museums during the writing of Winter Men.

Quick facts:
-He started working on Winter Men in October 2010
-He lives in the island of Funen with his wife and two children
-He used to play guitar in the band Biff Baxter Band with whom he released two CDs
-He laughs but mostly cries with the soccer team Aston Villa
-His favorite authors are Jorge Luis Borges, John Steinbeck, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Richard Ford and Jonathan Safran Foer among others
-His new novel is published in Denmark on the 8th of April 2016 and takes place in the German Democratic Republic

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