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Turning Childhood Memories into an Award-winning Book: An Interview with Danish Author Morten Pape

Your first book is a real hit in Denmark, and, besides that, you’ve worked on a few screenplays, too. I’m wondering if you have always wanted to be a (screen)writer.

I’ve always known that I am good at reading and writing; in fact, these were the only things I was good at in school. I was a very frustrating kid, so I was writing and scribble down lyrics and poetry all the time. The problem for me was to believe that I was actually able to make a living . . .

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Barbara is a journalist, editor and film critic. She usually does interviews with film-makers, artists, designers, and writes about cinema, design and books.