Dorthe Nors is the author of the novels Soul (2001), Stormesteren (2003) and Ann Lie (2005) and in 2008 she published a collection of short stories entitled Karate Chop. In 2010 she published Days; a novella, and after that came the novella Minna Needs Rehearsal Space. The novel Mirror, Shoulder, Signal was published in 2016, and in 2017 it was a Man Booker International finalist. Short stories paved the way for her international success, with stories from Karate Chop appearing in American literary magazines from 2009 – 2012. Her story The Heron appeared in the New Yorker in 2013, making her the first Dane ever to have short fiction in the magazine. Mirror, Shoulder, Signal and Karate Chop have been published in many countries around the world, including in China where there are published by FLTRP.