from Five Square Stories

Louis Jensen, translated by Lise Kildegaard


The celebrated Danish author LOUIS JENSEN has published more than sixty books. Since 1992, he has been engaged in an ambitious effort to write 1001 of the small, magical tales he calls firkantede historier, or “square stories.” So far, seven volumes of 100 stories each have been published. In 2010, he made the short list for the most prestigious international prize in children's literature, the H. C. Andersen Award.

LISE KILDEGAARD is a professor of English at Luther College in Decorah, IA. She has been translating the “Square Stories” of Danish author Louis Jensen, who was short-listed for the H.C. Andersen Award in 2010.