Published works by Thomas Boberg include twelve volumes of poetry, three volumes of travel memoirs, a volume of short stories, and a novel. Boberg has spent several years in Peru and traveled widely throughout the Americas. Americas is the first of two works by Boberg to be nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. Boberg received the Otto Gelsted Prize in 2000 and the Grand Prize of the Danish Academy in 2012.
The philosopher gave me five cans of spaghetti with sliced franks in tomato sauce. Then he turned around and got into his dented Ford, which must once have been green. I shouted a question about why philosophers and prophets always lived in shacks, and he shouted back that living philosophy and a stable personal economy were two incompatible things that posed a philosophical question, that necessitated a choice.
- from Americas By Thomas Boberg, translated from the Danish by Peter Sean Woltemade