Heidi
Amsinck

Writing On The Dark Side

Most of my ideas are sparked by places that evoke a sense of darkness and mystery in me. A few of the stories in my collection Last Train to Helsingør are set in spooky, wood-panelled apartments in Copenhagen, but any location might set me off.

My story The Chanterelles of Østvig unfolds in a secluded pine plantation on Denmark’s far north coast. It’s a place I know well, and the silence of the forest paths has always unsettled me deeply.

Read the full article

Related Articles

The long game

I was strictly a short story writer. Until lockdown happened. Stuck for months in my London flat with nowhere to...

City of my dreams

One of the many beauties of Copenhagen is its compact size. You can walk or cycle anywhere and the metro...

The long way home

As I settled in Britain, I had kids and made friends, and there is probably a part of me that...