Christian Moerk proves a Dane can write an Irish taleby Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
Writer Christian Moerk has an ear for languages. Some might call him a linguistic shapeshifter.
St. Paul, Minn. — He grew up in Denmark, but worked in the US and in Ireland. When he decided to write a novel, he wanted to capture the distinctive language of Ireland's remote west coast.
The New York Times describes his new thriller "Darling Jim" as an "erotic fairy tale run amok in alien literary forms." It's a modern tale about three sisters who fall under the spell of a dangerously attractive travelling storyteller.
Moerk told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr the book was inspired by a clipping from an Irish newspaper.
- All Things Considered, 04/29/2009, 4:53 p.m.