Photo: Carsten Ingemand and Petra Kleis


North Sea
(En linje i verden)
Published 2021, 303 pages


Gads Forlag

Foreign rights:

Dorthe Nors is represented by Ahlander Agency,

Sold to:

US, UK, Norway, Netherlands

Previous titles sold to:

Dorthe Nors: Germany, UK, US, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Greece, Israel, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Croatia, China, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Catalonia, Estonia, Iran

Henrik Saxgren: US, Germany, Sweden


North Sea

North Sea represents a collaboration between two renowned creative artists: author Dorthe Nors and photographer Henrik Saxgren. This extraordinary book traces the astonishingly beautiful stretch of coastline between northern Denmark and the Wadden Sea in Holland, reflecting on our human fascination with the natural world.

Nors and Saxgren each spent an extended period travelling along the coastline, producing a breath-taking collection of essays and images about the sea, the land and humankind. This collection – at once poetic, witty and beautiful – offers the reader a profound insight into the life of the North Sea coast. The book consists of fifteen essays and a visual narrative in three parts, depicting the landscape through Nors’s deft, unmistakeable prose and Saxgren’s powerful images. More broadly, it tells a story about our relationship with nature – and about memory, landscape and belonging.

About the author 

Dorthe Nors, born 1970, is an internationally celebrated voice in Danish literature. Her books have been published in 25 countries. Her latest work is the short story collection, Kort over Canada (Wild Swims, 2018).

Henrik Saxgren, born 1953, is one of Denmark’s finest photographers. His work has been exhibited both in Denmark and abroad. His most recent book is the opus Ultima Thule (2017). 

Text translated by Sharon Rhodes