Knud Sønderby (1909-1966) was an eminent Danish novelist, journalist , translator and essayist. The initial printing of his first novel, Midt i en Jazztid (In a Jazz Age) sold out in fourteen days due to its immediate popularity among the youth of Denmark. Today it is his most well-known work and an integral piece of the Danish literary canon. For two decades Sønderby wrote as a journalist for three major Danish newspapers while publishing four additional novels, six plays, six essay collections, and translating numerous works into Danish for the Royal Theater, including Death of a Salesman, Joan of Arc and The Cherry Orchard. He was also a founding member of the Danish Academy.
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