Marie Hougaard Jakobsen

We have asked our teachers to recommend a place, some Danish music or a Danish artist. This is what Marie recommends.

Do you have a favourite place in Copenhagen?
"My favourite place in Copenhagen is Søndermarken and Orangeriet at Bakkehuset. Here, you can enjoy a delicious ’rejemad’ (bread topped with prawns) in historical surroundings, and in Søndermarken, you can feel surrounded by trees and tranquillity in the heart of the city. These are two historical places in Copenhagen where thinkers and writers have gathered, taken walks, and contemplated.

Who’s your favourite Danish writer?
"I love reading books, and I like reading books by Danish writers. My favourite authors are Helle Helle and Herman Bang, both of whom write in a minimalist and social-realistic style, although they write in and about different centuries. I also enjoy Hans Scherfig, Maren Uthaug, Stine Pilgaard, and Thomas Korsgaard, all of whom write humorously and lightly."

Danish books Marie recommends:

  • ’Det forsømte forår’ by Hans Scherfig
  • ’Hafni fortæller’ by Helle Helle
  • ’Meter i sekundet’ by Stine Pilgaard
  • ’Hvor der er fugle’ by Maren Uthaug
  • ’Hvis der skulle komme et menneske forbi’ by Thomas Korsgaard