Map of Paradise is a story about illusions, purity, abuse, destruction and love. Knud spent his youth studying literature and the books became his friends. After years and years in the library his only real friend is the son of an American spy in Teheran – but does he really exist?
Told by the master of digressions Knud Romer makes his reader a passenger on an unusual odyssey from the land of childhood into the brutal realities of the world of advertisement spiced with cocaine and easy money.
Number 1 on the Danish bestseller list since its publication (as of July 10th, 2018)
Rights sold to: Germany (Insel Verlag)
originally published by Lindhardt & Ringhof (Denmark) 2018
Rights available for: Worldwide
Born in 1960 Knud Romer grew up in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark, with his German mother and Danish father. He studied literature at the University of Copenhagen and worked as an art director in advertising and was awarded the “Cannes Lion Award”. He acted in Lars von Trier’s Dogme film The Idiots and Christoffer Boe’s Allegro.
His debut novel "Nothing but fear" won several literary awards, was translated into fifteen languages and sold more than 100.000 copies only in Denmark.