Riel is the author of dozens of novels and collections. Most of his works deal with the Arctic, Greenland and its inhabitants. Red line: extreme conditions, Jacklondon’s zest for life. The author lived in Greenland itself for ten years.
Riel editors told Politiken that the writer passed away on Friday morning in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the age of 93. The cause of death was not named.
Jorn was born in 1931 in Odense, Denmark, that is, he was a countryman of the storyteller Andersen. From the age of fifteen, he traveled across Europe on the crossbars, through Africa, the West Indies. He was a UN envoy to the Middle East. He participated in polar expeditions. He trained as a navigator. His first book was published in 1970. Award winner.
Bibliography includes “Arctic Safari and Other Stories”, “My Father’s House”, “Lifelong Song”, “Dream Journey”, “Hell Priest”, “The Boy Who Wanted to Become Human”. The writer’s works have been translated into twenty languages, including Russian.