Nikoline Werdelin (born 1960)

Cartoonist & playwright

Nikoline Werdelin became a ground breaker in 1984 when her comics strip Café won the comics competition in the Danish daily newspaper Politiken. The strip ran for four years and was followed by Homo Metropolis which was published daily in Politiken during the course of two decades.

Besides creating a variety of comics, collections, illustrations and books she has been writing and directing drama since 1997. She is the recipient of several Reumert Awards, including one for Playwright of the Year, and she has received the Holberg Medal.

In 2020 she made her debut as a novelist: “How to save a Lemming” (Gyldendal).

Background info

Nikoline Werdelin bio

List of works

Interview with Nikoline Werdelin: Homo Metropolis returns to Politiken by Lotte Thorsen, January 2010

Press photo for download by Stine Heilmann (more on the Danish page)

Overviews in Danish of publications and plays