Gert Josef Fode
Right word, right time
Probably the most applicative definition of G. J. Fode as a writer would be the word "outstanding". G. J. Fode (born in 1952) is a great narrator and the scope of his writing is extraordinary. His style is eloquent, his humour is bold, and his narrations are capturing. Working full time as translator and ghostwriter, only in recent years he has taken to writing under his own name and publishing his own books. Looking at his professional and personal life it is no wonder that focused diversity and cutting edge sagaciousness are the trademarks of G. J. Fode. In the world of words he is pretty much at home everywhere. What makes him outstanding is the powerful combination of linguistic artistry and personal experiences.
His inherent linguistic powers were honed through education. G. J. Fode holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor degree as well as several other grades. His personal life experience includes growing up in different countries and cultures – hence his three mother tongues – and working in artistic and journalistic fields in Europe and in Asia. As a child, he never realised that he was different from other children. Other kids stayed in one place. He spent his childhood in three distinctly different environments. Other kids went to school and it was mostly the same school and the same language. G. J. Fode went to several schools and the teachers spoke English, German or Danish. He once said that his roots were "all over the globe" and that he considered it to be one of the advantages of modern life not to be defined as a citizen of a country that you coincidentally were born in, but to be able to perceive yourself as world child. This extraordinary range of experience reflects in his body of work and in combination with his shrewd and subtle style it makes his work - outstanding.