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Janne Teller's literature, consisting of mainly novels and essays, but also short stories — as well as various works for young adults — always focuses on larger existential perspectives of life and human civilization and often sparks controversial and heated debates. She has received many literary awards, and her work is translated over 25 languages. Janne Teller's novels cover a wide variety of contemporary and philosophical issues.
Her essays cover existential and ethical perspectives of modern life, and include 'Between the Lines' Lettre International , , "Europe, who do you want to be? She's furthermore thought to have revolutionized the young adult novel with her existential Nothing Danish Intet , first published in Denmark in , earned critical acclaim and caused widespread controversy in Scandinavia. The novel's main character, the boy Pierre Anthon, proclaims to his classmates that life is meaningless, sitting in a plum tree.
They feel an urge to show Pierre Anthon some proof that there is meaning in life, which ultimately leads to violence amongst the children. The novel received several awards, among them a Michael L. Janne Teller published her first short story in the Danish Daily, Berlingske Tidende, at the age of In December , Teller helped organise a petition of world-renowned contemporary authors, protesting against mass surveillance in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations.
Several Nobel laureates were signatories to the open appeal to governments, corporations and the United Nations . Originally educated as a macro economist, Janne Teller worked for the United Nations and the European Union in conflict resolution and humanitarian issues around the World, particularly in Africa. Presently, she resides in New York City. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article includes a list of references , but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.
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