First Language(s): Danish
Second Language(s): English
Thea Inuk Lønberg-Jensen is a Danish student working on her MA in English whose passion for books and stories led her to try and create them herself. A dedicated reader and writer in her childhood, she has recently rediscovered her love of the written word. She typically works with darker, melancholic themes, often taking inspiration from her own life as a queer transwoman.
What was your favorite book as a child?
I don’t remember having one single favorite book, I simply read too many. Fantasy was my favourite, and I enjoyed diving into the magical and mystical elements of the genre. If I had to pick a favourite, I would say that the Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda was (and still is) an amazing journey into a fantastical world. It has the right blend of fantasy, horror, and mystery to engage any child and probably some adults too.
Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?
I have always been very imaginative, and as a child I would often daydream for hours on end. I don’t think there was ever a time when I didn’t create my own stories, and it only took learning basic writing for me to scribble some of them down. If I look through my old notebooks now, I might find some of those stories, although most probably haven’t survived.
What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?
When I was 13 years old, I went on a two-month trip to Malaysia and Christmas Island with my grandma and her boyfriend. It was an amazing experience which I will never forget, especially because she made me keep a diary which I still have today.
Do you listen to music while reading or writing?
I usually listen to alpha waves. The near monotonous sound in the background makes me incredibly focused as opposed to my usually frantic self. For reading, I sometimes combine a book or series with a specific artist or band, only listening to their music. If I then listen to the music again sometime, I often get the same sensations that I had while reading, making the music even more impactful.
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Issue Fall '21