Christina Hesselholdt (b.1962), studied at the Danish Academy of Creative Writing in Copenhagen. She has written fifteen books of prose, and received critical acclaim and awards for her books, including the Beatrice Prize in 2007 and the Critics’ Prize in 2010. She was included in Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2013. Companions (Selskabet) was her first book to appear in English. Vivian, her novel about the photographer Vivian Maier won the Danish Radio Best Novel Award 2017 and was shortlisted for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2017. Her novel, To the Sound of His Own Drum, will be published in 2023. She is translated in several languages. She lives in Copenhagen.