For the Danish author, musician, songwriter, producer and politician, see Carsten Bo Jensen.
Jensen at the 2010 Oslo Book Festival
Carsten Jensen is a Danish author and political columnist. He was born on 24 July 1952 in Marstal. He first earned recognition as a literary critic for the Copenhagen daily, Politiken. His novels, including I Have Seen the World Begin (1996), deal with knowledge of the world. For this novel he won the Danish booksellers award De Gyldne Laurbær (The Golden Laurel) in 1996. Jensen's latest work (2006) is the novel Vi, de druknede (We, the Drowned), a chronicle about the birth of modern Denmark, seen through the history of his hometown Marstal.
In 2009 he was awarded the Olof Palme Prize. In 2012 he was awarded the Søren Gyldendal Prize.