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Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky an award-winning bestselling Danish writer

Anne-Cathrine Riebnitzsky is an award-winning bestselling Danish writer with an unusual background. She graduated from the Copenhagen Writers Academy in 1998 but joined the Army. Having completed training as a Foreign Language Officer she worked at the Danish Embassy in Moscow in 2003–2004 before going to Afghanistan in 2007–2009 first as a soldier and then as an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2010, she was awarded the Anders Lassen Award by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik X for her “significant military and civilian achievements during deployment”. Only then she began her career as a writer which to date includes four novels and three nonfiction works.