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Dennis Jürgensen (born 3 February 1961) is one of the most popular Danish writers for kids and young adults. A study among Danish kids from 11 to 18 years showed that 90% knew who he was and his fan club has almost 1000 members. In Denmark, a country of only about five and a half million inhabitants, that is a very significant size for a fanclub.

Jürgensen is mostly a writer for the youth but as he has said himself some of his books should be considered to be for adults. He has written in almost any genre but his most preferred genres are fantasy, science fiction and horror or a combination of those three. But he has also written crime-books, books about love and realistic novels.

Humor is an ongoing feature, a thing he focuses a lot on. One of his idols, Stephen King, once said his biggest wish was that someone would die of terror after reading his book. To that Jürgensen has remarked that his biggest wish is that someone will laugh so hard from reading his book that people in the bus will turn around and look at him.

He grew up in Brønshøj near Copenhagen (today he's living in Rødovre), he was doing okay in school with the exception being Danish. He drifted around after taking his exam in 1978 and tried unsuccessfully to send manuscripts to various publishers. But during the summer of 1981 Kristian Tellerup from the publishing company Tellerup answered to one of his scripts, Love at First Hiccup, a youth-novel about love and of course a lot humor. It was published the same autumn and was an enormous success and has since been reprinted 20 times. It was later put to the screen in 1999 and became a big success in Denmark. Since then he has written more than 50 novels and made three feature films, for example an adaptation of his Kærlighed ved første hik, starring Robert Hansen and Sofie Lassen-Kahlke.

Dennis Jürgensen is quite shy of the media and doesn't often appear on TV, radio etc. However, on 22 August 2014 he was guest on the radio programme Syvkabalen on national radio Radio24Syv, where he openly elaborated on his work as an author and motivations.

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Monsteret i kælderen

Folk som har læst en eller flere af mine bøger, siger ofte at de føles meget visuelle. Det er som at læse en film. For mig er det som at skrive en film. Så snart plottet ligger klart med personer osv. , lader jeg billedstrømmen flyde og skriver simpelt hen scenerne ned i den rigtige rækkefølge. Jeg har altid været storforbruger af film og tegneserier, men på mine gamle dage er jeg også blevet mere og mere interesseret i traditionel malerkunst. I årevis har jeg beundret den hollandske, surrealistiske tegner og maler M. C. Escher. Eschers kunst er så spændende, fordi den på én gang er uhyre præcis og samtidig komplet kaotisk. Et typisk eksempel er billedet Relativität, hvor menneskelignende skikkelser går op og ned af trapper i et hus, som vender i alle mulige retninger. Tegningen ser rigtig ud, men den er fuldkommen forkert. Det er bare ikke til at sige præcis, hvor den er gal for alt hænger uløseligt sammen. Min idé med denne lille horror-historie var at forsøge at overføre et Escher-paradoks til tekst. Af gode grunde kan jeg ikke røbe så meget af handlingen, men plottet kredser omkring Timmy på 7 år, som har opdaget at der bor et monster i hans kælder. Monsteret er menneskeædende og det forlanger, at Timmy skaffer mad til det. Timmy tør ikke sige monsteret imod. Så havner han nemlig selv på menukortet. Efter endt læsning skulle bogen gerne på én gang hænge sammen og falde fuldstændig fra hinanden. Læseren må dømme om eksperimentet er lykkedes eller ej.
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