How to be Danish

A Journey to the Cultural Heart of Denmark

by Patrick Kingsley

Denmark is the country of the moment. The motherland of Borgen and The Killing, it’s the runaway champion of Eurovision, and home to Noma, the world’s most eccentric restaurant.

But though we wear their jumpers and watch their thrillers, how much do we really know about the Danes themselves? Part reportage, part travelogue, How to be Danish fills in the gaps – an introduction to contemporary Danish culture that spans politics, television, food, architecture and design.

Welcome to the happiest country in the world.

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“Fascinating. ”
New York Times
“Kingsley is an eloquent and inquiring observer.”
Sunday Times
Wall Street Journal

About Patrick Kingsley

Patrick is a feature writer for the Guardian. He also freelances for magazines who don’t directly compete with the mother-ship. In January 2012, MHP named him one of the top five young journalists to watch, while in 2009 he was journalist of the year at the Guardian Student Media Awards. Patrick’s work has also appeared in Wired, Time Out, Daily Mail, NME and the Sunday Times, and he has a first in English from Cambridge University, where he edited the main student weekly, Varsity.