Literary novels, poetry
Eva Tind is based in Denmark. She was born in 1974 in Pusan, Korea. At the age of one, she was separated from her biological family and adopted by a Danish couple. Today she has a mother in both countries. Based on her education from ‘The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture’ known objects, space and places are an integrated part of her writing and work. She often manifests her novels, literary portraits and collections of poetry in the related fields of film and fine art.
Eva Tind often explores the whole concept of origin in relation to her own story. She reflects on the nature of belonging and the way we forge our own identity – How much of it is shaped by our environment and what is internal, highlighting how the world can seem very different depending on who is looking at it and from where. Both fictional and non-fictional characters, themes and matter unfold in her storytelling and new connections appear releasing the fixed ideas of what is possible and what is not.
Eva Tind debuted as a writer in 2009 with Do, a collection of poems that mirrors a woman’s Danish cultural background with her Korean roots. She has published two more poetry collections, and in 2012 she made her debut as a novelist with Rosenvej, a story about growing up in Denmark in the seventies. The novel Han, published in 2014, is based on a trip she made to the hermetically sealed nation of North Korea, the birth country of her biological father. in 2016 Asta’s Shadow was published, a journey in the footprints of Asta Nielsen, based on the author’s research, forming a personal portrait of Europe’s first film star.
Eva Tind was awarded a three-year grant by the Danish Arts Foundation in 2015, the Otto Rung’s Writer’s Grant in 2016 and the Klaus Rifbjerg Debutant Prize for Poetry by the Danish Academy in 2010. She has been awarded a number of residencies, including Château de Lavigny, San Cataldo, and Klitgården, as well as support for her work by the Danish Arts Foundation, the Danish Arts Workshops, the Danish Producers Association, The Danish Film Institute, and the Danish Society of Authors.