Writer • Denmark
“Shut the door or the igloo will melt!”
Jørn Riel is a writer born in Odense, Denmark, in 1931. The 16 years he spent in Greenland as an eskimologist provided him with material for an essential part of his work, the ‘Arctic tales’, composed of 12 volumes, the last of which came out in 2009. He has written over 40 novels, translated into 15 languages, and is immensely popular in Denmark. This story teller-and adventurer currently lives in Malaysia.